Parution : 11/2023
Editeur : Edward Elgar
ISBN : 978-1-8022-0444-5
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Quantitative Methods in Comparative Law

Pier Giuseppe Monateri

Présentation de l’éditeur

This invaluable and timely book provides a comprehensive “Conflict Prevention and Friction Analysis (CPFA) Model” for researching comparative law in our increasingly technology-led legal and economic order. It provides an in-depth examination of practical case studies, showcasing the real-world application of quantitative methods and theoretical approaches for analysing legal issues.

Over the course of this insightful book, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Mauro Balestrieri thoroughly investigate the theory that the intention of law is not just to resolve conflicts, but to prevent their occurrence. Chapters critically analyse the historical and contemporary issues in quantitative methods, examine the main themes and approaches involved in quantitative and comparative law discussions, and present original research to illustrate key ideas. Providing an interdisciplinary approach, the book draws on insights and methodologies from other fields beyond law, including economics, statistics and political science.

This authoritative book is an essential resource for students and scholars of comparative law, empirical legal studies and research methods. It will also benefit law clerks, legal advisors and policymakers.

Pier Giuseppe Monateri, Professor of Comparative Law and Mauro Balestrieri, Professor of Comparative Law, Department of Law, University of Turin, Italy





1 Quantitative genealogy: the rise of numeric comparative law: Mauro Balestrieri

2 The metric legality: jurimetrics, legal cybernetics, and governance by indicators: Mauro Balestrieri


3 Thinking law with numbers: models of legal quantification: Pier Giuseppe Monateri

4 Quantitative frictional analysis of political order: Pier Giuseppe Monateri

Conclusion: friction and the law: Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Mauro Balestrieri

Elgar Studies in Legal Research Methods , 200 pages.  £85.00