Research handbook on legal evolution

Wojciech Załuski, Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Adam Dyrda

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Adopting an evolutionary perspective, this Research Handbook presents novel and cutting-edge insights into the interdisciplinary field of legal evolution. Engaging with various scientific approaches, it provides a versatile analysis of legal evolution, examining the field as a whole as well as in the context of specific branches of law. Featuring meritorious contributions from eminent scholars, the Research Handbook navigates the two different yet interconnected currents of legal evolution. Chapters first offer a reflective study of the history of legal systems, concepts and doctrines which sets out the regularities, mechanisms, and patterns in the process of transformations that such systems, concepts and doctrines undergo. It moves on to explore various legal problems through the prism of evolutionary anthropology which rests on the assumption that evolutionary biology and psychology provide valuable insights into human nature. Both stimulating and authoritative, the Research Handbook on Legal Evolution is an indispensable read for researchers, academics and students in law, legal philosophy and theory, and political philosophy.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages514
ISBN (Electronic)9781803921822
ISBN (Print)9781803921815
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2024

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  • General Social Sciences


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