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Comparative Tort Law provides a framework for analyzing and understanding the current state of tort law in what are conventionally called "Western" and "non-Western" countries.
The book examines tort law theories and cultures. It looks at general issues at play throughout the globe, such as causation, economic and non-economic damages, product and professional liability, as well as the relationship between tort law and crime, insurance, and public welfare schemes.
Further, the volume provides insightful case studies by analyzing specific features of selected tort systems in Europe, the US, Latin America, East Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.