Comparative Law in European Legal Adjudication

  • Markku Kiikeri
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 50)


The objective in this part of the book is to consider the “practice” of comparative reasoning in law from the point of view of the ideas developed in the previous chapters. This means an examination of the value-based argumentative and justificatory restrictions and the determination of the scope of the use of comparative observations in legal decision-making institutions. In this way one may be able to determine the limits of traditional uses of comparative law in the traditional theory of legal discourse. Only by making some conclusions on the instrumental and value-based adjudicative uses on these empirical basis, one is able to check the validity of the premises developed in the previous chapters, and, on the other hand, to consider the validity of comparative considerations from the point of view of the value-based theory of legal justifications.


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  • Markku Kiikeri
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  1. 1.University of TurkuFinland

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