Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective

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Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen, Iain Ramsay, William C. Whitford
Hart Publishing, 2003 - Law - 368 pages
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Consumer Bankruptcy and over-indebtedness is an emerging field throughout the world. This book provides a comparative appraisal of global developments in this area. It is one of the first book length publications focusing on comparative consumer bankruptcy and over-indebtedness. It combines theoretical and empirical studies of bankruptcy regimes and consumer credit in civilian and common law jurisdictions as well as exploring current reform trends. The book will be of interest to academics, policymakers and law reformers as well as to practitioners.
  

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Contents

Consumer Credit Society and Consumer Bankruptcy Reflections on Credit Cards and Bankruptcy in the Informational Economy
17
Collective or Individual? Constructions of Debtors and Creditors in Consumer Bankruptcy
41
Personal Bankruptcy Law A Behavioural Perspective
61
Consumer Bankruptcy and Overindebtedness in Brazil
85
Development of Consumer Credit in China and Concerns about the Underlying Legal Infrastructure
105
Searching For an Overindebtedness Regulatory System for Portugal and the European Union
121
Thou shalt pay thy debts Personal Bankruptcy Law and Inclusive Contract Law
143
The Political Economy of Personal Bankruptcy in Isreael
167
Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy in Australia
227
New Zealand Bankruptcy Law Reform The New Role of the Official Assignee and the Prospects for a NoAsset Regime
247
Who Uses Chapter 13?
269
Generosity Versus Accessibility Bankruptcy Consumer Credit and Health Care Finance in the US
283
Can Voluntary Debt Settlement and Consumer Bankruptcy Coexist? The Development of Dutch Insolvency Law
303
Debtor Education in Bankruptcy The Perspective of Interest Analysis
319
Establishing Financial Literacy Programmes for Consumer Debtors Complex Issues on the Platter
343
Index
361

Current Trends in Consumer Insolvency in Hong Kong
187
Bankruptcy in Transition The Case of England and Wales The NeoLiberal Cuckoo in the European Bankruptcy Nest?
205

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About the author (2003)

Iain Ramsay is Professor of Law at Kent Law School, University of Kent at Canterbury.Johanna Niemi-Kiesilainen is Associate Professor in Procedural Law at the University of Helsinki, Finland.William C Whitford is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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