Explaining the reception of the Code Napoleon in Germany: a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis *

  title={Explaining the reception of the Code Napoleon in Germany: a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis *},
  author={T. T. Arvind and Lindsay Stirton},
  journal={Legal Studies},
  pages={1 - 29}
This paper examines the diverse responses of the German states to the Code Napoleon at the beginning of the nineteenth century. These states differed both in the extent to which they adopted the Code, and the extent to which they retained the Code after Napoleon's influence waned. In order to identify the causes of adoption and retention of the Code, we use fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). This method is now well established in comparative research in the social sciences but… 
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