Containing newly updated versions of existing entries and adding several important new entries, this second edition of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law takes stock of present-day comparative law scholarship.
Written by leading authorities in their respective fields, the contributions in this accessible book cover and combine not only questions regarding the methodology of comparative law, but also specific areas of law (such as administrative law and criminal law) and specific topics (such as accident compensation and consideration). In addition, the Encyclopedia contains reports on a selected set of countries' legal systems and, as a whole, presents an overview of the current state of affairs.
Providing its readers with a unique point of reference, as well as stimulus for further research, this volume is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in comparative law, especially academics, students and practitioners.
Edited by Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Contents: Preface 1. Accident Compensation Michael G. Faure 2. Administrative Law Hanns Peter Nehl 3. Agency and Representation Hendrik Verhagen and Laura Macgregor 4. The Aims of Comparative Law H. Patrick Glenn 5. American Law (United States) Ralf Michaels 6. Arbitration Stefan M. Kroell 7. Assignment Brigitta Lurger 8. Australia Martin Vranken 9. Belgium Nathalie Van Leuven 10. Canada Michael Deturbide and Elizabeth J. Hughes 11. China Junwei Fu 12. Civil Procedure C.H. (Remco) van Rhee and Remme Verkerk 13. Commercial Regulation Luke Nottage 14. Common Law Geoffrey Samuel 15. Comparative Law and Economics Raffaele Caterina 16. Competition Law Damien Geradin 17. Consideration James Gordley 18. Constitutional Law Monica Claes 19. Consumer Protection Stephen Weatherill 20. Coordination of Legal Systems Arnald J. Kanning 21. Corporate Responsibility Cynthia A. Williams 22. Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Thomas Weigend 23. The Czech Republic Bohumil Havel 24. Damages (in tort) Siewert D. Lindenbergh 25. England and Wales Damian Smith and William Bull 26. European Civil Code Nils Jansen and Lukas Rademacher 27. Family Law David Bradley 28. Finland Pia Letto-Vanamo 29. France Benedicte Fauvarque-Cosson and Alice Fournier 30. German Law Helge Dedek and Martin J. Schermaier 31. Greece Eugenia Dacoronia 32. Human Rights Law Menno T. Kamminga 33. Insolvency Law Bob Wessels 34. Insurance Law Herman Cousy 35. Interpretation of Contracts Jacques H. Herbots 36. Israel Gabriela Shalev 37. Italy Barbara Pozzo 38. Japanese Law Masaki Abe and Luke Nottage 39. Legal Culture David Nelken 40. Legal Families Jaakko Husa 41. Legal History and Comparative Law Viola Heutger and Eltjo Schrage 42. Legal Reasoning Jaap Hage 43. Legal Translation Gerard-Rene de Groot 44. Legal Transplants Joerg Fedtke 45. Lithuania Laura Slepaite 46. Methodology of Comparative Law A. Esin OErucu 47. Mistake Gerhard Lubbe 48. Mixed Jurisdictions Vernon Valentine Palmer 49. Nationality Law Gerard-Rene de Groot 50. The Netherlands Jan M. Smits 51. Offer and Acceptance Inter Absentes Franco Ferrari 52. Personal and Real Security J.H.M. (Sjef) van Erp 53. Personality Rights Johann Neethling 54. Poland Michal Gondek 55. Privacy Colm O'Cinneide, Myriam Hunter-Henin and Joerg Fedtke 56. Private International Law Horatia Muir Watt 57. Product Liability Geraint Howells 58. Property and Real Rights J. Michael Milo 59. Public Law Jacques Ziller 60. Remedies for Breach of Contract Marco Torsello 61. Russian Law William E. Butler 62. Scots Law Hector L. MacQueen 63. Social Security Frans Pennings 64. South Africa Jacques E. du Plessis 65. Spain Antoni Vaquer 66. Statutory Interpretation Stefan Vogenauer 67. Supervening Events and Force Majeure Martin Schmidt-Kessel and Katrin Mayer 68. Sweden Rolf Dotevall 69. Switzerland Pascal Pichonnaz 70. Tax Law Victor Thuronyi 71. Tort Law in General Ulrich Magnus 72. Transfer of Movable Property Lars van Vliet 73. Transnational Law, Evolving Peer Zumbansen 74. Trust Law Marius J. de Waal 75. Turkey Z. Derya Tarman 76. Unjustified Enrichment Daniel Visser Index