October 3, 2011 13:51 Age: 3 yrs

Teemu Ruskola, Professor of Law

Schlesinger’s Comparative Law, 7th Edition
Foundation Press, 2009
For more than 60 years, Schlesinger’s Comparative Law (originally published by Rudolf Schlesinger, 1950) has been the leading title in comparative law. With co-authors Ugo Mattei and Antonio Gidi, Teemu Ruskola has delivered a fully revised edition, enlarging the perspective of comparative law to include the experiences of the  non-Western world, which, Ruskola says, “increasingly occupies center stage in a global approach to the law.”

This edition incorporates diverse legal materials from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It includes a greatly enhanced methodological discussion, with updated material from the latest debates in the field.

At the same time, it situates the study of comparative law in the larger context of globalization and the post-Cold War emergence of rule-of-law as a major Western export item.

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