undoubtedly an invaluable addition to the teaching arsenal of comparative law. Reza Banakar Professor, School of Law, University of Westminster, London International Journal of Law in Context Volume 5 Issue 1 (2009) In sum, the Handbook is not merely a reference work - a collection of informational pieces on the discipline - but also provides the average reader with a contemporary picture of comparative law. Jaakko Husa Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 15:2 (2008) This new handbook is.very valuble, not only for the academic audience but also for students who may use this book instead of a traditional comparative law textbook. Mathias M. Siems The Edinburgh Law Review Vol 12 (2008) When it comes down to it, this Handbook is a worthy attempt to provide an accessible and useful overview of the fluid, contested and generally infuriating discipline of comparative law. ...this volume is undoubtedly a beneficial contribution to the literature in the field. Jennifer Hendry German Law Review Each chapter is introduced with a list of key words. A practical feature deemed particularly appropriate for students new to comparative law is a list [of] questions placed at the end of each chapter but before a bibliographical list including further reading. Moreover, the further reading given is sufficiently broad to be useful for novices and as well as more advanced comparative law scholars...this book offers the reader a valuable insight into contemporary debates on comparative law...The division of the Handbook into three sections is an accessible way of structuring the book. It enables the reader to gain a general understanding of the theoretical debates surrounding a subject area before seeing these debates applied in a field of substantive law...an excellent overview of twenty-first century debates and problems surrounding comparative law. Rebecca Zahn Web Journal of Current Legal Issues December 2008 The Handbook is a welcome addition to the literature. One of its benefits is that comparative law is put into context as it is considered from both theoretical and substantive perspective.A wide range of topics is covered and this will allow lecturers to 'pick and choose' whichever topics are most suited to their course. Dr Sylvie Langlaude Queen's University Belfast The African Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol. 16, No. 2, September 08 This collection of papers is as much an introduction to the challenges facing comparative law today, as it is an introduction to what it means to engage in interdisciplinary legal research. Reza Banakar International Journal of law of Context Volume 5, Issue 1 (2009)
About the Author
Esin Orucu is Professorial Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Comparative Law, University of Glasgow, Professor Emerita of Comparative Law, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam and Visiting Professor of Comparative Law at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. David Nelken is Distinguished Professor of Legal Institutions and Social Change at the University of Macerata, Italy; Distinguished Research Professor of Law, University of Wales, Cardiff and Visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics, UK. He has been chosen for the 2009 Sellin- Glueck award in criminology, the highest award given by the American Society of Criminology to scholars from outside the USA. He will be presented with the award - for his 'extraordinary record of scholarship' - at the Society's international conference in Philadelphia in November.