Abstract: After considering the historical development of comparative law, this paper will discuss what classical comparative law provided for an understanding: the old. It will then look into multi-disciplinary approaches that have crossed the horizon of modern day comparative law looking at dynamic systems, orders, normativities, hybridities and contexts: the new. In this context, the paper will consider the extension of methodology in these postmodern developments: deep-level comparative research, critical comparative research, socio-legal methodology, global comparative law and fi nally numerical analysis. Considering also implicit comparative law, the question will be: where do we go from here?
Keywords: historical development of comparative law; functional equivalence; context; legal culture; deep-level comparison; critical comparative research; socio-legal methodology; numerical comparative law
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