|aComparative tort law :|bglobal perspectives /|cedited by Mauro Bussani, Professor, University of Trieste, Italy and adjunct professor, University of Macao, S.A.R. of the P.R. of China; Anthony J. Sebok, Professor, Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, New York, USA and distinguished research professor, College of Law, Swansea University, UK.
|aCheltenham, U.K. ;|bEdward Elgar, |cc2017
|aviii, 509 pages ;|c25 cm.
|aResearch handbooks in comparative law
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aThe many cultures of tort liability / Mauro Bussani and Marta Infantino -- Tort law and conflict of laws / Symeon C. Symeonides -- Tort law and human rights / Eric A. Engle -- Tort and crime / Matthew Dyson -- Liability rules : an economic taxonomy / Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Francesco Parisi -- Tort law and insurance / Ina Ebert -- Alternative compensation schemes from a comparative perspective / Daniel Jutras -- The architecture of the common and civil law of torts : an historical survey / James Gordley -- The bounds between negligence and strict liability / Franz Werro and Erdem BÞuyÞuksagis -- Professional liability / Ewoud Hondius -- Product liability / Mathias Reimann -- Causation theories and causation rules / Marta Infantino -- A comparative-law sketch of pure economic loss / Vernon Valentine Palmer -- Tort damages for non-economic losses : personal injury / Stephen D. Sugarman -- Tort law in Japan / Emi Matsumoto -- Chinese tort law : between tradition and transplants / Hao Jiang -- Customary tort law in sub-Saharan Africa / Dominic N. Dagbanja -- Islamic tort law / Abdul Basir Bin Mohamad -- Tort law in Latin America / Marco de Morpurgo.
Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives provides a framework for analyzing and understanding the current state of tort law in most of the world's legal systems. The book examines tort law theories and cultures through a comparative methodology. 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.This collection of essays written by tort law experts from around the world also offers a comprehensive comparative assessment of tort law rules, and consideration for the cultural contexts in which tort laws live, covering many jurisdictions that are usually neglected by mainstream debates and literature. Insightful case studies analyze specific features of selected tort systems in Europe, USA, Latin America, East Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.This path-breaking, though accessible book is a critical tool for students, policymakers, practitioners, scholars and academic researchers, especially tort law and comparative law specialists.