Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Second Edition

Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Second Edition

by Jan M. Smits (Editor)


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Containing newly updated versions of existing entries and adding several important new entries, this second edition of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law takes stock of present-day comparative law scholarship.
Written by leading authorities in their respective fields, the contributions in this accessible book cover and combine not only questions regarding the methodology of comparative law, but also specific areas of law (such as administrative law and criminal law) and specific topics (such as accident compensation and consideration). In addition, the Encyclopedia contains reports on a selected set of countries’ legal systems and, as a whole, presents an overview of the current state of affairs.
Providing its readers with a unique point of reference, as well as stimulus for further research, this volume is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in comparative law, especially academics, students and practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782540373
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/14/2014
Pages: 1024
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Edited by Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Table of Contents

1. Accident Compensation
Michael G. Faure
2. Administrative Law
Hanns Peter Nehl
3. Agency and Representation
Hendrik Verhagen and Laura Macgregor
4. The Aims of Comparative Law
H. Patrick Glenn
5. American Law (United States)
Ralf Michaels
6. Arbitration
Stefan M. Kröll
7. Assignment
Brigitta Lurger
8. Australia
Martin Vranken
9. Belgium
Nathalie Van Leuven
10. Canada
Michael Deturbide and Elizabeth J. Hughes
11. China
Junwei Fu
12. Civil Procedure
C.H. (Remco) van Rhee and Remme Verkerk
13. Commercial Regulation
Luke Nottage
14. Common Law
Geoffrey Samuel
15. Comparative Law and Economics
Raffaele Caterina
16. Competition Law
Damien Geradin
17. Consideration
James Gordley
18. Constitutional Law
Monica Claes
19. Consumer Protection
Stephen Weatherill
20. Coordination of Legal Systems
Arnald J. Kanning
21. Corporate Responsibility
Cynthia A. Williams
22. Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
Thomas Weigend
23. The Czech Republic
Bohumil Havel
24. Damages (in tort)
Siewert D. Lindenbergh
25. England and Wales
Damian Smith and William Bull
26. European Civil Code
Nils Jansen and Lukas Rademacher
27. Family Law
David Bradley
28. Finland
Pia Letto-Vanamo
29. France
Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson and Alice Fournier
30. German Law
Helge Dedek and Martin J. Schermaier
31. Greece
Eugenia Dacoronia
32. Human Rights Law
Menno T. Kamminga
33. Insolvency Law
Bob Wessels
34. Insurance Law
Herman Cousy
35. Interpretation of Contracts
Jacques H. Herbots
36. Israel
Gabriela Shalev
37. Italy
Barbara Pozzo
38. Japanese Law
Masaki Abe and Luke Nottage
39. Legal Culture
David Nelken
40. Legal Families
Jaakko Husa
41. Legal History and Comparative Law
Viola Heutger and Eltjo Schrage
42. Legal Reasoning
Jaap Hage
43. Legal Translation
Gerard-René de Groot
44. Legal Transplants
Jörg Fedtke
45. Lithuania
Laura Šlepaitė
46. Methodology of Comparative Law
A. Esin Örücü
47. Mistake
Gerhard Lubbe
48. Mixed Jurisdictions
Vernon Valentine Palmer
49. Nationality Law
Gerard-René de Groot
50. The Netherlands
Jan M. Smits
51. Offer and Acceptance Inter Absentes
Franco Ferrari
52. Personal and Real Security
J.H.M. (Sjef) van Erp
53. Personality Rights
Johann Neethling
54. Poland
Michał Gondek
55. Privacy
Colm O’Cinneide, Myriam Hunter-Henin and Jörg Fedtke
56. Private International Law
Horatia Muir Watt
57. Product Liability
Geraint Howells
58. Property and Real Rights
J. Michael Milo
59. Public Law
Jacques Ziller
60. Remedies for Breach of Contract
Marco Torsello
61. Russian Law
William E. Butler
62. Scots Law
Hector L. MacQueen
63. Social Security
Frans Pennings
64. South Africa
Jacques E. du Plessis
65. Spain
Antoni Vaquer
66. Statutory Interpretation
Stefan Vogenauer
67. Supervening Events and Force Majeure
Martin Schmidt-Kessel and Katrin Mayer
68. Sweden
Rolf Dotevall
69. Switzerland
Pascal Pichonnaz
70. Tax Law
Victor Thuronyi
71. Tort Law in General
Ulrich Magnus
72. Transfer of Movable Property
Lars van Vliet
73. Transnational Law, Evolving
Peer Zumbansen
74. Trust Law
Marius J. de Waal
75. Turkey
Z. Derya Tarman
76. Unjustified Enrichment
Daniel Visser

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