In considering diffusion from a global perspective, this book provides timely new insights into its application in a variety of fields and at many levels of both legal and non-legal orderings. This collection contributes to the wider theoretical debate concerning the movement of law and legal norms by engaging with concrete examples of legal diffusion, in jurisdictions as diverse as Albania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Kuwait. These examples, taken together, provide a comprehensive illustration of the theoretical debates concerning the diffusion of laws and norms in terms of both process and form. This international, multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological volume brings together scholars from law and social science with experience in mixed and hybrid jurisdictions, and advances the conversation about legal and normative diffusion across the academy. It represents a robust challenge to many preconceived ideas about legal movement and, as such, will be of interest to academics and students working in the fields of Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Legal Education and comparative method.
’This volume truly demonstrates the ubiquity of the need for comparison, especially in law, resulting from globalization. The authors effectively demolish any doubts over the merits of comparative scholarship. The range of jurisdictional and disciplinary perspectives is extraordinarily wide, but it promotes insight into the world-wide circulation of legal notions.’ Francois Venter, North-West University, South Africa ’This volume is full of engaging and superbly researched contributions on the diffusion of law. A must for anyone interested in comparative law, the book covers a wide range of important topics from a truly comparative perspective. It is a pleasure to read.’ Heikki PihlajamÃ¤ki, University of Helsinki, Finland ’This book is an important contribution to both legal theory and comparative law. It is full of original insights on the ways legal norms, ideas and concepts travel across the globe. In addition to its valuable theoretical input, it presents a fascinating panorama of world-wide examples for legal migration and transplants.’ Nir Kedar, Sapir Academic College, Israel