“Elaine Mak's excellent book brings an important contribution to the current debate on judicial decision-making in a globalized world.
...the reviewers strongly suggest the reading of this brilliant book which has all the qualities for becoming a "must-read" for...scholars and practitioners” – Suzanne Comtois and Mauro Zamboni,
Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice, volume 27, 2014
“It is a very meticulous and welcome, but specialized, addition to the globalization of law literature...
…in meticulously tracking down the prevalence of references to foreign and transitional law in the work of national judges, Professor Mak has pointed to something new in the legal world.
…the virtues of this book are many…[it] contributes importantly to what I hope will be a growing field of “trans-Atlantic” studies.” – Martin Shapiro,
Law and Politics Book Review
“Mak's comparative study offers a significant contribution to the scholarship on the use of foreign legal materials in legal developments. The close scrutiny of the inner workings of the highest courts also make it a welcome addition to the field of comparative judicial studies. The book certainly merits attention from both lawyers and political scientists.” – Sophie Turenne,
International and Comparative Law Quarterly
“...fresh, ambitious, and hypothesis generating - her book contributes to a powerful research agenda for scholars in the field.” – Erin F Delaney,
“Mak provides an accessible comparative analysis that can and should be enjoyed by those with an interest in the influences on judicial decision-making.” – Melanie Hodges Neufeld,
Canadian Law Library