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Published: 14 August 2014

318 Pages


ISBN: 9780198714514

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Winner of the 2015 APSA C. Herman Pritchett Award for the best book on law & courts

Comparative Matters

The Renaissance of Comparative Constitutional Law

Ran Hirschl

  • The first book to examine the analytical foundations, epistemology, and methodologies of comparative constitutional law
  • Fills a major gap for a sustained analysis of the role and methods of comparative constitutional studies, providing a roadmap for the field's development that will be essential reading for all those engaged with it
  • Provides a genuinely interdisciplinary approach, combining insights from social theory, comparative politics, religion, history, and public law
  • Traces the historical development of the field, including its early origins and antecedents in pre- and early-modern law
  • Explores the political foundations of the use of foreign citations in supreme courts

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