At a glance:
- Author: Mary Ann Glendon
- First Published: 1987
- Genres: Nonfiction, Religion and spirituality, Sociology, Law and jurisprudence
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Europe or Europeans, Spiritual life or spirituality, Law or legislation, Christianity, Divorce, Abortion, Morality or morals
Comparative law is the study of the laws and legal systems of different nations in order to deepen understanding of a particular nation’s laws. This field was systematically developed by French and German scholars in the late nineteenth century. In Abortion and Divorce in Western Law, Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon uses the methods of comparative legal scholars to explain the distinctive elements of American laws regarding abortion and divorce. As she explains in the introduction, she also adopts the perspective taken in Plato’s Nomoi...
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