oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Major theoretical problems of modern comparative legal methodology (3): the criteria employed for the classification of legal systems
|Article Title||Major theoretical problems of modern comparative legal methodology (3): the criteria employed for the classification of legal systems|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Centre for Human Rights Studies, University of the Orange Free State|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||71 - 99|
|Keyword(s)||C de Beviaqua, Classification, Comparative legal methodology, Comparative process, Glasson, Hozumi, Legal systems, Martinez-Paz and Tertium comparationis|
In this article a third, major general theoretical problem of the comparative legal method, the criteria employed for the classification of legal systems into so-called 'law groups' or 'legal families', is discussed. Together with other theoretical problems, the current issue reflects the theoretical assumptions and points of departure involved in the use of the comparative method by the modem exponents of the various schools in comparative law and in legal science as such.
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