TY - BOOK ID - 33053 TI - Diritto: storia e comparazione AU - Brutti, Massimo AU - Somma , Alessandro AU - Aragoneses, Alfons AU - Augusti, Eliana AU - Calore, Antonello AU - Casabona, Salvatore AU - dalla Massara, Tommaso AU - Duve, Thomas AU - Ferrari, Giuseppe Franco AU - Frosini, Tommaso Edoardo AU - Grondona, Mauro AU - Lacchè,, Luigi AU - Montenari, Pier Giuseppe AU - Mostacci, Edmondo AU - Nicolini, Matteo AU - Nuzzo, Luigi AU - Pascuzzi, Giovanni AU - Pavani, Giorgia AU - Poggeschi, Giovanni AU - Resta, Giorgio AU - Scariglia, Roberto AU - Serio, Mario AU - Sordi, Bernardo AU - Stolfi, Emanuele AU - Zeno-Zencovich, Vincenzo PY - 2018 SN - 9783944773209 9783944773216 DB - DOAB KW - Comparative law KW - legal rules KW - history of law KW - Legal History UR - https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&query=rid:33053 AB - "Comparative law and the history of law are traditionally devoted to expanding the context of legal rules and legal institutions. Comparison involves history, as the well-known motto proclaims, but history also involves comparison. Both disciplines are in fact interested in deepening the space-time coordinates of law as a social phenomenon, which means that they take up a critical approach to their object of study.
In recent years, this trait is increasingly coming into conflict with the tendency to present law as a mere technocratic instrument for organizing societies. As a result of the »end of history« discourse, the Western economic and political order has become a definitive point of reference worldwide, with law scholars charged with identifying best practices to enhance their efficiency.
A group of comparative lawyers and legal historians critically discuss this assumption from a theoretical point of view as well as from the perspective of their respective fields of research. The result is a multifaceted range of ideas on the significance and possible future of two disciplines that share, in addition to their traditional approach, a crisis of identity."