‘This insightful analysis of the current state of comparative law is sure to be a landmark – valuable both as a survey of the field and as a highly original contribution to the debates over comparative method.'
William Ewald - University of Pennsylvania
‘As comparative law becomes a more pervasive and more important field, the need for theoretical and practical reflection on the actual methods and point of comparison becomes even more pressing. Catherine Valcke's path breaking book not only provides the foundation for comparative law methodology, but also, in seeing comparison as focusing on commonalities as well as differences, offers a novel and provocative theory of the very idea of comparison.'
Frederick Schauer - David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia
‘Catherine Valcke combines her vast knowledge in both jurisprudence and comparative law into a study that is both rigorously argued and thoroughly original. This fabulous book moves both disciplines forward in extremely needed ways.'
Ralf Michaels - Duke University, North Carolina
‘One can only thank Catherine Valcke for having contributed so meaningfully to this new, and much-needed, trend.’
Luca Siliquini-Cinelli - Edinburgh Law Review