Chen, Deakin, Siems and Wang – Law, Trust and Institutional Change in China: Evidence from Qualitative Fieldwork

What has been the contribution of the legal system in general, and of contract, corporate and financial law in particular, to economic growth and development in China? The Chinese experience of rapid growth in recent decades appears to contradict the claim that ‘law matters’ for economic development. It can be argued that China incompletely recognises … Continue reading Chen, Deakin, Siems and Wang – Law, Trust and Institutional Change in China: Evidence from Qualitative Fieldwork

Adams and Van Hoecke – Comparative disciplines and comparative law: epistemological and methodological issues

Comparative Law has long been faced with a problem of methodology. Traditional national legal doctrine has always focused on the identification of the valid law and the interpretation of texts aiming at maintaining coherence within the legal system. At the same time adapting the law to changing circumstances and views in society has no doubt … Continue reading Adams and Van Hoecke – Comparative disciplines and comparative law: epistemological and methodological issues

24th March 2017 – Comparative public law in Europe – British Academy

This conference “Comparative public law in Europe – Opportunities and Challenges” is organized by the Essex School of Law and financially supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. It is held at the British Academy (10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH) on 24th March 2017 (from 8:45 to 17:30). This … Continue reading 24th March 2017 – Comparative public law in Europe – British Academy

8th March 2017 – Queen Mary University of London – Workshop on Comparative Methodology

Organised by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC). Programme Introduction to the problem of comparative methodology (Maurice ADAMS, Tilburg University & Mark Van Hoecke, Law Department QMUL) ‘Path dependency’ in the methodology of comparative disciplines (David NELKEN (King’s College)). Methodology of Comparative Politics (Sean HANLEY (UCL)). Reply by Sionaidh DOUGLAS-SCOTT, … Continue reading 8th March 2017 – Queen Mary University of London – Workshop on Comparative Methodology