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Risks and Legal Theory

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ISBN13: 9781841130903
ISBN: 1841130907
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781841130897



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In almost every field of law, from tort and contract to environmental law and criminal justice, issues about 'risk' are increasingly of interest to lawyers. At the same time, there has been little general enquiry into the nature of the contact between law and risks. This book argues that ideas about risk have not traditionally been absent from law, as is sometimes supposed.

Lawyers and legal theorists have used and conceptualised risk in particular ways, and ideas of risk have had significant influence in key elements of legal theory including questions of justice and responsibility. The book explores the conceptual place of risk across a number of fields of law; and identifies some significant challenges for law and legal theory arising from broader debates about risk.

It therefore sheds light on areas that are under-explored despite current interest among lawyers, and aims to provide an accessible guide to emerging controversies and challenges for law in this area while explaining their significanc

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Part I Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction to Risks and Legal Theory
Chapter 2 Four Perspectives on Risk

Part II Risks in Legal Theory – Some Core Instances
Chapter 3 Risks, Accidents and Insurance
Chapter 4 Risks, Outcomes, and Personal Responsibility
Chapter 5 Distributive Justice, Insurance and the Individual

Part III – Environment, Precaution, and Sources of Change
Chapter 6 Environmental Regulation, Risk, and Precaution

Part IV – Conclusion
Chapter 7 Reflections

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