Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (Google eBook)

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J. M. Smits
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006 - Law - 821 pages
2 Reviews
This is a very important and immense book. . . Single-handedly, Smits has reviewed and checked this immense work to bring it to its final high standard in quality and accuracy and selection of laws. The Criminal Lawyer This is a very important and immense book. . . The Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law is a treasure-trove of honed knowledge of the laws of many countries. It is a reference book for dipping into, time and time again. It is worth every penny and there is not another as comprehensive in its coverage as Elgar s. I highly recommend the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law to all English chambers. This is a very important book that should be sitting in every university law school library. Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer The entries are written in a lucid and accessible style, with appropriate references being given for further research. All in all, a substantial work which will delight enthusiasts of comparative law. The Commonwealth Lawyer The breadth of topics plus the bibliographies allows a reader to use the Elgar Encyclopedia as an initial entry into a field of law, a specific topic, or a legal system. . . Any law library, business library, large public library, or academic library supporting the study of international law or international business will want to have [it] in its collection. . . This work is highly recommended. Ladyjane Hickey, American Reference Books Annual Comparative law is the comparison of law and legal systems from around the world. At one time it was a field of limited interest and academic participation. However, increasing globalization, whether of commerce or culture, makes it imperative that citizens learn more about the law of other countries. That is the premise of this comprehensive new research tool designed for general readers. Some 70 articles address topics as diverse as accident compensation, legal culture, the European Civil Code, and the law and legal systems of a selected set of nations. . . This single-volume work provides an excellent comprehensive overview of the current state of affairs in comparative law. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. J.E. Stephens, Choice The timely publication of this encyclopedia reflects what is happening [in international law] and, in a field where works (even student textbooks) are often expensive, it comes at an attractive price. Stuart Hannabuss, Reference Reviews The Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law looks set to become an indispensable source for the ever increasing body of lawyers needing accurate information on the structure and working of foreign systems as well as on points of a substantive law. Edited by Professor Jan Smits of Maastricht University the Encyclopedia is the work of an extremely strong international team of noted specialists. Comprising articles on the nature, methodology and focus of comparative law, on the legal systems of particular jurisdictions and on matters of substantive law, the work should be a very significant contribution to the literature. It seems likely that the contributions on the comparative state of affairs in particular fields of substantive law will be an especially valuable aspect of the work. There will be 37 such articles from accident compensation to unjustified enrichment with mistake , personality rights , product liability and transfer of moveable property only a sample of what the work will offer. Casting over this list one is again struck by the wealth of established expertise brought together in the Encyclopedia. I have little doubt that I can speak for the worldwide community of comparative lawyers in saying that the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law is eagerly awaited. David L. Carey Miller, University of Aberdeen, UK Comparative law is moving swiftly from a long infancy to teenage maturity, and Jan Smits provides the essential tonic. In this outstanding work he has gathered together leading scholars, each his/her o
  

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Contents

1 Accident compensation
1
2 Administrative law
18
3 Agency and representation
33
4 Aims of comparative law
57
5 American law United States
66
6 Arbitration
78
7 Assignment
91
8 Australia
105
37 Legal reasoning
407
38 Legal translation
423
39 Legal transplants
434
40 Lithuania
438
41 Methodology of comparative law
442
42 Mistake
455
43 Mixed jurisdictions
467
44 Nationality law
476

9 Belgium
110
10 Canada
116
11 Civil procedure
120
12 Commercial regulation
135
13 Common law
145
14 Comparative law and economics
161
15 Competition law
172
16 Consideration
180
17 Constitutional law
187
18 Consumer protection
200
19 Coordination of legal systems
208
20 Criminal law and criminal procedure
214
21 The Czech Republic
228
22 Damages in tort
234
23 England and Wales
242
24 European Civil Code
247
25 Family law
259
26 German law
273
27 Greece
289
28 Insolvency law
294
29 Insurance law
312
30 Interpretation of contracts
325
31 Israel
348
32 Italy
352
33 Japanese law
357
34 Legal culture
372
35 Legal families
382
36 Legal history and comparative law
393
45 The Netherlands
493
46 Offer and acceptance inter absentes
497
47 Personal and real security
517
48 Personality rights
530
49 Poland
548
50 Privacy
554
51 Private international law
566
52 Product liability
578
53 Property and real rights
587
54 Public law
603
55 Remedies for breach of contract
610
56 Russian law
630
57 Scots law
642
58 Social security
653
59 South Africa
667
60 Spain
672
61 Statutory interpretation
677
62 Supervening events and force majeure
689
63 Sweden
699
64 Switzerland
702
65 Tax law
709
66 Tort law in general
719
67 Transfer of movable property
730
68 Transnational law
738
69 Trust law
755
70 Unjustified enrichment
767
Index
783
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