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The Common Core of European Private Law: Essays on the Project

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Edited by: Mauro Bussani, Ugo Mattei

ISBN13: 9789041118523
ISBN: 9041118527
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £111.00



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European private law is in the making. Many scholarly and official projects tackle the many issues that unfold in the path of a more uniform European legal culture. None of such projects has been as thorough and patient in trying to develop a general knowledge on how things are in the early-21st century in the landscape of European private law as the ""Common Core of European Private Law Project"", launched in Trento, Italy in 1993 with the direct involvement of the Late Professor R.B. Schlesinger. Within the Common Core Project, over 200 professionals apply a painstaking comparative analysis of European legal systems in the domain of contracts, property and torts. Every year in Trento leading scholars address the plenary session where the active participants convene to discuss methodological and practical problems that emerge from their collective comparative effort. This book is a collection of the views of the importance and stakes of the making of European Private Law as presented in the papers delivered at the Trento plenary sessions.

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Subjects:
EU Law
Contents:
Preface - The Context, Bussani, U Matte; Reflections on ""The Common Core of European Private Law"" Project, X. Blanc-Jouvan; Israeli Law as a Mixed System - Between Common Law and Continental Law, N.Cohen. A memorial Address for Rudolf Schlesinger, U. Drobnig; The Unification of Law, M. Eisenberg; Closing Remarks - Harmonizing national and Federal European private laws, and a plea for a concflicts-of-law approach, W.Fikentscher; North America as a Medieval Legal Construction, H.P. Glenn; Mapping Private Law, J.R. Gordley; Perspectives for the Development of a European Civil Law, A. Hartkamp; Finding the Law in a New Millennium; Prospects for the Development of Civil Law in the European Union, E. Hondius; Disintegrative Effects of Legislative Harmonisation - A Complex Issue and a Small Example, C. Joerges; The Politics and Methods of Comparative Law, D. Kennedy; The Trento Project and Its Contribution to the Europeanization of Private Law, H. Kotz; Is Judicial Discourse? M. Lasser; The Common Core - Some Outside Comments, M. Shapiro.