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III. Substantive Law and Procedural Law – The Impact of Political Ideology
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Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 1 (1988): Introduction – Policies, Trends and Ideas in Civil Procedure

Completed in June 1986

Mauro Cappelletti and Bryant G. Garth

A. Civil Procedure as an Instrument

10. For more than a century lawyers and scholars have tried to distinguish between “procedural” law and “substantive” law, only to find that it is impossible to draw a clear line between the two.1 If one tries to argue that procedure becomes substance when i…

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Mauro Cappelletti and Bryant G. Garth, “III. Substantive Law and Procedural Law – The Impact of Political Ideology”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_160103>
First published online: 2018



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