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Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives

Edited by: Mauro Bussani, Anthony Sebok

ISBN13: 9781849801416
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £180.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781786438416

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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.

Comparative Law, Tort Law
1. Introduction to Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives
Mauro Bussani and Anthony J. Sebok

2. The Many Cultures of Tort Liability
Mauro Bussani and Marta Infantino
3. Tort Law and Conflict of Laws
Symeon C. Symeonides
4. Tort Law and Human Rights
Eric A. Engle
5. Tort and Crime
Matthew Dyson
6. Liability Rules: An Economic Taxonomy
Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Francesco Parisi
7. Tort Law and Insurance
Ina Ebert
8. Alternative Compensation Schemes from a Comparative Perspective
Daniel Jutras

9. The Architecture of the Common and Civil Law of Torts: An Historical Survey
James Gordley
10. The Bounds Between Negligence and Strict Liability
Franz Werro and Erdem Büyüksagis
11. Professional Liability
Ewoud Hondius
12. Product Liability
Mathias Reimann
13. Causation Theories and Causation Rules
Marta Infantino
14. A Comparative-Law Sketch of Pure Economic Loss
Vernon Valentine Palmer
15. Tort Damages for Non-economic Losses: Personal Injury
Stephen D. Sugarman

16. Tort Law in Japan
Emi Matsumoto
17. Chinese Tort Law: Between Tradition and Transplants
Hao Jiang
18. Customary Tort Law in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dominic N. Dagbanja
19. Islamic Tort Law
Abdul Basir Bin Mohamad
20. Tort Law in Latin America
Marco de Morpurgo