Legal Origin Theory
In this volume, Professor Deakin and Professor Pistor include those key articles which highlight the major contributions to, but also the inherent limits of, the legal origin literature. They consider the merits of this approach in the context of three fields of inquiry: the study of comparative law; the analysis of the relation between law and markets; and the understanding of the role of legal systems in social ordering.
In their thought-provoking new introduction, the editors discuss the modifications to the original legal origin hypothesis over time and point the way for the future development of this influential, yet controversial, theory.
Edward Elgar Publishing
“Legal Origin Theory is a very useful collection for anyone trying to get to rips with the legal origin theory debate, which is still of course on-going as no final arguments have yet been presented. The editors’ introduction is very useful…”
—Jaakko Husa, Comparative Legal History
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Deakin, Simon and Pistor, Katharina, "Legal Origin Theory" (2012). Books. 156.