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Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Second Edition

Edited by Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
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.
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Publication Date: 2012
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  • Law - Academic
  • Comparative Law
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.
‘This encyclopedia will serve as a reliable reference source that will benefit reference collections in various types of libraries: public, academic, general law and academic law.’
– Danielle Colbert-Lewis, Reference Reviews

Acclaim for the first edition:

‘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
Contributors: M. Abe, D. Bradley, W. Bull, W.E. Butler, R. Caterina, M. Claes, H. Cousy, E. Dacoronia, G.-R. de Groot, M.J. de Waal, H. Dedek, M. Deturbide, R. Dotevall, J.E. du Plessis, M.G. Faure, B. Fauvarque-Cosson, J. Fedtke, F. Ferrari, A. Fournier, J. Fu, D. Geradin, H.P. Glenn, M. Gondek, J. Gordley, J. Hage, B. Havel, J.H. Herbots, V. Heutger, G. Howells, E.J. Hughes, M. Hunter-Henin, J. Husa, N. Jansen, M.T. Kamminga, A.J. Kanning, S.M. Kröll, P. Letto-Vanamo, S.D. Lindenbergh, G. Lubbe, B. Lurger, L. Macgregor, H.L. MacQueen, U. Magnus, K. Mayer, R. Michaels, J.M. Milo, H. Muir Watt, J. Neethling, H.P. Nehl, D. Nelken, L. Nottage, C. O’Cinneide, A.E. Örücü, V.V. Palmer, F. Pennings, P. Pichonnaz, B. Pozzo, L. Rademacher, G. Samuel, M.J. Schermaier, M. Schmidt-Kessel, E. Schrage, G. Shalev, L. Šlepait?, D. Smith, J.M. Smits, Z.D. Tarman, V. Thuronyi, M. Torsello, J.H.M. van Erp, N. Van Leuven, C.H. van Rhee, L. van Vliet, A. Vaquer, R. Verhagen, R. Verkerk, D. Visser, S. Vogenauer, M. Vranken, S. Weatherill, T. Weigend, B. Wessels, C.A. Williams, J. Ziller, P. Zumbansen
Contents:

Preface

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 Šlepait?

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
Micha? 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

Index