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Jan M. Smits “Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law"
Edward Elgar Publishing | 2006-07-30 | ISBN: 1845420136 | 821 pages | PDF | 2,7 Mb
`The Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law looks set to become an indispensable source for the ever increasing body of lawyers needing accurate information on the structure and working of foreign systems as well as on points of a substantive law. Edited by Professor Jan Smits of Maastricht University the Encyclopedia is the work of an extremely strong international team of noted specialists. Comprising articles on the nature, methodology and focus of comparative law, on the legal systems of particular jurisdictions and on matters of substantive law, the work should be a very significant contribution to the literature. It seems likely that the contributions on the "comparative state of affairs" in particular fields of substantive law will be an especially valuable aspect of the work. There will be 37 such articles from "accident compensation" to "unjustified enrichment" with "mistake", "personality rights", "product liability" and "transfer of moveable property" only a sample of what the work will offer. Casting over this list one is again struck by the wealth of established expertise brought together in the Encyclopedia. I have little doubt that I can speak for the worldwide community of comparative lawyers in saying that the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law is eagerly awaited.' - David L. Carey Miller, University of Aberdeen, UK
`Comparative law is moving swiftly from a long infancy to teenage maturity, and Jan Smits provides the essential tonic. In this outstanding work he has gathered together leading scholars, each his/her own field. Some entries, articles rather, deal with the law of one state, or with one subject, or with comparisons between societies. Each chapter is written with great authority. I agree with many of the arguments and disagree with others. This is the nature of healthy adolescence. The volume is a great advance of comparative law scholarship. I am immensely grateful to Professor Smits.' - Alan Watson, University of Georgia, US
`The list of contributors is truly impressive, not only for its length (69 authors) and its geographic and jurisdictional diversity (22 jurisdictions), but also for its high caliber. The list includes some of the most accomplished comparatists of our time, as well as many of the rising stars of the new generation. Their combined experience and effort should reward even the most demanding of readers.' - Symeon C. Symeonides, Willamette University College of Law, US
The first of its kind, this comprehensive Encyclopedia on comparative law takes stock of present-day comparative law scholarship.
Written by 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 students and scholars.
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