How does Western thinking preside over the world’s laws?

Podcast May 05, 2022
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Europe and the U.S. continue to set the standards against which the rest of the world is measured. This is true also when it comes to how the law is conceived. Western structures are in some regards so thoroughly internalized that it can be hard to recognize them – which makes comparative law that much more valuable. Just how the discipline of comparative law can counter colonial ideas and allow for more legal diversity is explained in the podcast by Institute Director Ralf Michaels. (in German)

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