Customary law has been the subject of intense debate and the issues arising from the intersection of customs and the law are far from settled. This volume, separated into three parts brings together seminal work from scholars in law, ecomics and history. The first section analyses various perspectives on the history of customary law. Part two focuses on the commercial customary law and includes a number of case studies covering the role and limits of customary systems in a variety of commercial settings. The final section explores the role of custom in international law from a variety of legal and ecomic perspectives. Along with an original introduction by Professors Bernstein and Parisi, this valuable collection will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and academics with an interest in this diverse and interdisciplinary field.
Edited by Lisa Bernstein, Wilson-Dickinson Professor of Law, University of Chicago, US and Francesco Parisi, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, US and Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy