‘THE WORLD WILL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN…’: ORIENTALISM IN THE CINEMA (AND IN LAW) – Geoffrey Samuel

In an earlier blog mention was made of 'orientalism'. This is a notion that will be familiar to comparative lawyers thanks to the work of Teemu Ruskola who has coined the expression ‘legal orientalism’ ((2002) 101 Michigan LR 179). ‘Orientalism’ is a post-colonial word giving expression to a particular kind of colonialist vision of Asian … Continue reading ‘THE WORLD WILL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN…’: ORIENTALISM IN THE CINEMA (AND IN LAW) – Geoffrey Samuel

Authoritarian Constitutionalism – Comparative Analysis and Critique. Eds: Helena Alviar García & Günter Frankenberg. Elgar Publishing 2019

This book was designed to analyze and submit to critique an important phenomenon – authoritarian constitutionalism (AC). 15 authors submitted contributions that deal with AC as a phenomenon in its own right, not merely as a derivative or deficient form of liberal constitutionalism. As a result, historical, political-theoretical, cultural, economic, legal perspectives intersect, generate a … Continue reading Authoritarian Constitutionalism – Comparative Analysis and Critique. Eds: Helena Alviar García & Günter Frankenberg. Elgar Publishing 2019

Cases, Materials and Text on Judicial Review of Administrative Action (Hart 2019)

Administrative law, and specifically the law concerning judicial review of administrative action, has been regarded by doctrine until the second half of the twentieth century as a product of the national history and tradition of a state, and hence, because of the different national traditions, as an area in which there was, in general, little … Continue reading Cases, Materials and Text on Judicial Review of Administrative Action (Hart 2019)

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law. Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 1315, eds. Emma Lees and Jorge E. Viñuales.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law (the Handbook or the book) provides wide-ranging, informative and welcome comparative approach to current environmental law. As outlined in the Handbook’s opening chapter, its two-fold purpose is, first, to provide a cartography of environmental law, along with its underlying logic, main arrangements and variations, and second, as a … Continue reading The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law. Oxford University Press, 2019, pp. 1315, eds. Emma Lees and Jorge E. Viñuales.

Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell

The Centre for European Legal Studies (Cambridge) kindly sponsored a Comparative law workshop in honour of John Bell, who is retiring in September 2019. The workshop, which was organised by Dr Turenne, was a small gathering of colleagues and former students from Australia, Chile, France, the Netherlands, the USA in addition to colleagues and former … Continue reading Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell

The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Constitutional Law – R. Masterman and R. Schütze (eds), 2019

Comparative constitutional law is a thriving field of scholarship, with an increasing presence on Law School curricula across the world. The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Constitutional Law thereby seeks to provide readers with a detailed introduction to central topics and themes in comparative constitutional law. How can one go about that? The ‘objects’ of comparative … Continue reading The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Constitutional Law – R. Masterman and R. Schütze (eds), 2019

2019 Annual Seminar – Legal Transplants and Mixed Jurisdictions – In Honour of the Late Prof. Alan Watson

University of Central Lancashire 3 September 2019 9.30-12.20 Welcome President of BACL, Annette Nordhausen Scholes, & sponsors, Intersentia.   Session 1 (9.45-11.00)   Prof. John Cairns (Edinburgh): The Birth of Mixed Legal Systems in the British Empire   Prof. Dr. Uwe Kischel (Greifswald): Theorising Legal Transplants?   COFFEE BREAK:  11.00-11.20 (kindly sponsored by Intersentia)   … Continue reading 2019 Annual Seminar – Legal Transplants and Mixed Jurisdictions – In Honour of the Late Prof. Alan Watson

Vito Breda – The New Caledonia 2018 Referendum: Crisis in Consociative Democracies Redux

Last November, New Caledonia rejected, albeit with a less than expected majority (at 56.7% of the vote), the possibility of becoming a sovereign nation. The indication of a leaning towards secession was confirmed in the  last  elections in which loyalist political parties held on to a two-seat majority in the New Caledonian Congress. External observers … Continue reading Vito Breda – The New Caledonia 2018 Referendum: Crisis in Consociative Democracies Redux

Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law – A Global Perspective (Edward Elgar 2019)

The book Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law: A Global Guide (published by Edward Elgar and edited by myself and Professor Jason Chuah, the Head of the Law School at City, University of London) is made up of a peer-reviewed collection of chapters which set out how the different insolvency law systems considered in the study treat … Continue reading Executory Contracts in Insolvency Law – A Global Perspective (Edward Elgar 2019)