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Tort Law

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Tort Law

A Comparative Introduction

9781803924373 Edward Elgar Publishing
Eric Tjong Tjin Tai, Professor of Private Law, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80392 437 3 Extent: 240 pp
This accessible textbook provides an introductory guide to tort law, with a structured explanation of the key concepts and doctrines. Using a comparative approach, the discussion is illustrated with case law and provisions from three key jurisdictions: England, France and Germany. With liberal reference to other codes and cases from around the world, the book gives readers a contextual understanding and will appeal to classes with a global outlook.

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This accessible textbook provides an introductory guide to tort law, with a structured explanation of the key concepts and doctrines. Using a comparative approach, the discussion is illustrated with case law and provisions from three key jurisdictions: England, France and Germany. With liberal reference to other codes and cases from around the world, the book gives readers a contextual understanding and will appeal to classes with a global outlook.

Key Features:
• Examples of different solutions show how tort law is implemented in a variety of jurisdictions
• Direct comparison of legal systems helps readers to match different kinds of property or damage in civil and common law systems
• Translated provisions from codes and statutes facilitate access to the systems of French and German law in particular
• Clarification of corresponding concepts and terminology, as well as guidelines and examples to help readers find their way in a legal environment that is not restricted to a single jurisdiction
• Introductory guidance to tort law systems outside Europe

Providing readers with a working knowledge of major tort law systems as well as a greater understanding of the main concepts in tort law, this textbook will be an important resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book offers a valuable introduction for students and professionals with no previous knowledge of comparative tort law. It describes tort law in the main European legal systems briefly, and, in a more general overview, it unlocks the most intricate topics in an easy-to-understand way. The text is deliberately kept simple, and the material is presented clearly and with numerous examples and diagrams.’
– Miquel Martin Casals, University of Girona, Spain

‘It is particularly challenging to write an introduction to comparative tort law as the structure of national tort law systems and major concepts used vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Eric Tjong Tjin Tai succeeds brilliantly in providing law students with a fresh approach to contemporary tort law problems and a concise and accurate overview of English, French and German tort law.’
– Jonas Knetsch, University Paris 1, France

‘This timely and highly readable book adopts a unique approach: it introduces its readers to the field of tort law by way of a comparative approach. Internationally acclaimed expert Eric Tjong Tjin Tai shows the way to a new generation of law students by overcoming the classical approach centred on national details and uncovering the basic structures of tort law in jurisdictions throughout the world. It thus provides a breath of fresh air, amply focusing on the reasoning and concepts of tort law as well as on real life cases.’
– Jan Smits, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

‘The book Tort Law: A Comparative Introduction by Eric Tjong Tjin Tai is a great primer for everyone who is interested in tort law in general and comparative tort law in particular. Despite all the undoubted differences between the national tort law systems Tjong Tjin Tai manages in particular to outline their similar basic structure and shows the reader the need and the beauty of comparative law.’
– André Janssen, Radboud University, the Netherlands

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