Sunday, 23 March 2008

Legal scholarship

I just came across the following statement (here at p. 42):

“German legal scholars do not write in English. They do not publish discussion papers. They do not make their texts available online. Their law papers are not subject to peer review. They pay no heed to the impact factor. They do not finance their research from third-party funding. They do not have special research areas (Sonderforschungsbereiche). They are epistemologically na├»ve. They do not draft models. They do not use mathematics. They do not falsify hypotheses. They do not use statistics. They do not carry out interviews. They do not conduct experiments.”

And then ….

“There are exceptions to each of these statements….”

Presumably there are .....