An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law

Author: James Gordley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316101886
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This collection of readings sets out the two fundamental distinctions between common and civil law, namely that the former originated in the English courts, the latter in the Roman legal tradition, and that the common law is based on judicial decisions whereas codes form the basis of modern civil law. The core of the book consists of cases, statutes and code provisions shaping the doctrines central to the law of property, tort, contract and unjust enrichment in the United States, England, France and Germany. These materials provide a road map of the law of each, allowing the reader to consider how doctrines differ, how these differences emerged and whether the underlying problems and solutions are common to all. They also allow for comparison to be made between the approaches of common and civil law and to consider the extent to which they depend on the origin and nature of the law.

Die Sicherungs bereignung im deutschen englischen und brasilianischen Recht

Author: Mark Aschenbrenner
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161531569
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Die deutsche Sicherungsubereignung, die englische legal mortgage und die brasilianische alienacao fiduciaria haben gemeinsam, dass die Vollberechtigung am Sicherungsgegenstand auf den Sicherungsnehmer ubertragen wird. In allen drei Rechtsordnungen verursacht dieses Konzept dogmatische und praktische Schwierigkeiten. Mark Aschenbrenner arbeitet die wesensimmanenten Probleme der genannten Vollrechtssicherheiten heraus und uberpruft die Losungsansatze des deutschen, englischen und brasilianischen Rechts. Dazu deckt er zunachst Parallelen in der geschichtlichen Entwicklung und in der Dogmatik der Rechtsinstitute auf und untersucht anschliessend die Ausgestaltung der Sicherungsrechte - insbesondere hinsichtlich Zwangsvollstreckung und Insolvenz. Im Ergebnis stellt sich heraus, dass Detailregelungen zu Begrundung, Verwertung etc. entscheidender fur die Effektivitat und die Effizienz einer Vollrechtssicherheit sind als ihre Rechtsnatur.

Contract Law

Author: Jan M Smits
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783478519
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This innovative and accessible text offers a straightforward and clear introduction to the law of contract suitable for use across geographical boundaries. Unlike most other texts _ which tend either to introduce students to the national contrac

Law and Economics of Possession

Author: Yun-chien Chang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107083540
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Analyses the concept of possession, including specific issues such as adverse possession.

European Private Law

Author: Mauro Bussani
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN:
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This book provides reliable information on private law in an increasingly integrated Europe. It contains a collection of specially commissioned essays, including contributions on: corporation law, trust, law of sales, competition law, products liability, personal injuries law, limitation periods, the harmonization of European private law, and more.

The Jurists

Author: James Gordley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191003824
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The book is an intellectual history of the work of Western jurists from ancient Rome to the present. It discusses the Roman jurists, the medieval civilians and canon lawyers, the late scholastics, the natural law schools of the 17th and 18th centuries, the positivism and conceptualism of the 19th century and its influence on common law, and the reaction against conceptualism since the late 19th century. Rarely have jurists worked alone. Rather, they have worked in schools, each of which pursued a different project. The projects of the jurists had one element in common: they were attempts to understand and explain the law. Commitment to that project defines the work of a jurist and distinguishes it from the work of others who take part in fashioning and applying the law. Yet the project of each school of jurists had goals and methods of its own. By identifying them, this study shows how the jurists themselves understood their work and how these goals and methods shaped and limited what each school could achieve.