The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law

Author: Mauro Bussani,Ugo Mattei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895707

Category: Law

Page: 410

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The book delves into the 'deeper structures' of the world's legal systems, where law meets culture, politics and socio-economic factors.
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The Foundations of European Private Law

Author: Roger Brownsword,Hans W Micklitz,Leone Niglia,Stephen Weatherill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847318339

Category: Law

Page: 648

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There remains an urgent need for a deeper discussion of the theoretical, political and federal dimensions of the European codification project. While much valuable work has already been undertaken, the chapters in this volume take as their starting point the proposition that further reflection and critical thought will enhance the quality and efficacy of the on-going work of the various codification bodies. The volume contains chapters by representatives of the Common Frame of Reference, the Study Group and the Acquis Group as well as by those who have not been involved in particular projects but who have previously commented more distantly on their work - for instance those belonging to the Trento Group, and the Social Justice Group. The chapters between them represent the most comprehensive attempt so far to survey the state of the codification project, its theoretical, political and federal foundations and the future prospects for enforcement and compliance.
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Coherence and Fragmentation in European Private Law

Author: Pia Letto-Vanamo,Jan Smits

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3866539657

Category: Law

Page: 180

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One of the most important characteristics of today’s private law is that it increasingly flows from different sources: Next to national legislation and case law, it is also shaped by European and supranational sources and rapidly becoming a mixture of differently oriented rules and principles. This development can be described as one from coherence to fragmentation. The aim of the new book is to consider how this important shift has worked out in different subfields of the law like in contract and property law, in competition, insurance, marketing and private international law as well as in the law of intellectual property. This cross-disciplinary approach shows how pervasive legal fragmentation has become, and points out how to remedy the adverse effects it brings with it. The volume is therefore indispensable for anyone interested in how Europeanisation affects national private laws.
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The Constitutional Foundations of European Contract Law

A Comparative Analysis

Author: Kathleen Gutman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019102547X

Category: Law

Page: 500

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Situated within the context of the ongoing debate about European contract law, this book provides a detailed examination of the European Union's competence in the field of contract law. It analyses the limits of Union competence in relation to several relevant Treaty provisions which potentially confer competence on the Union to adopt a comprehensive contract law instrument and the exercise of Union competence in connection with the operation of the principles of subsidiarity, proportionality and sincere cooperation. It also explores the viability of several alternative and complementary routes to the adoption of such an instrument, including enhanced cooperation, an intergovernmental treaty and certain American techniques. Setting forth an elaborate account of the context for this debate and its chronological development at the European level, this book charts the discussions relating to the European Union's competence to regulate contract law and offers a comparative analysis of the approach taken to the approximation of contract law in the American setting. Setting forth a detailed account of the context for this debate and its chronological development at the European level, the book charts the discussions that have occurred within and outside the EU relating to the transnational competence to regulate contract law. Situating European constitutional law within the continued debate about European contract law, it also reflects upon the contract law structure of the United States and examines the viability of alternative and complementary routes to the adoption of a comprehensive instrument of substantive contract law.
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European Consumer Access to Justice Revisited

Author: Stefan Wrbka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316195228

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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European Consumer Access to Justice Revisited takes into account both procedural and substantive law questions in order to give the term 'access to justice' an enhanced meaning. Specifically, it analyses developments and recent trends in EU consumer law and aims to evaluate their potential for increasing consumer confidence in the cross-border market. Via a critical assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of the means initiated at the EU level, the author highlights possible detriments to the cross-border business-to-consumer (B2C) market. To remedy this, he introduces an alternative method of creating a legal framework that facilitates B2C transactions in the EU – 'access to justice 2.0'.
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Language and Culture in EU Law

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Susan Šarčević

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472428994

Category: Law

Page: 270

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Written by distinguished legal and linguistic scholars and practitioners from the EU institutions, the contributions in this volume provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the vital role of language and culture as key forces shaping the dynamics of EU law. The broad spectrum of topics sheds light on major Europeanization processes at work: the gradual creation of a neutralized EU legal language with uniform concepts, for example, in the DCFR and CESL, and the emergence of a European legal culture. The main focus is on EU multilingual lawmaking, with special emphasis on problems of legal translation and term formation in the multilingual and multicultural European context, including comparative law aspects and an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of translating from a lingua franca. Of equal importance are issues relating to the multilingual interpretation of EU legislation and case law by the national courts and interpretative techniques of the CJEU, as well as the viability of the autonomy of EU legal concepts and the need for the professionalization of court interpreters Union-wide in response to Directive 2010/64/EU. Offering a good mix of theory and practice, this book is intended for scholars, practitioners and students with a special interest in the legal-linguistic aspects of EU law and their impact on old and new Member States and candidate countries as well.
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Maximum harmonization by directives itselves

Author: Fabian Junge

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656003920

Category: Law

Page: 29

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Law - European and International Law, Intellectual Properties, grade: 1,3, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, language: English, abstract: The subject of harmonization and especially the seemingly never-ending discussion about its intensity and ways of achievement have been recurring topics within the history and development of various legal systems all over the world. Since the Middle Ages the notion is found that peace-keeping and an improvement of social and economic criteria can be reached through integration and approximation of various national legal systems.1 The European Union is herein no exception as it will be discussed in section B. As a logical conclusion of this long term development, it is obvious that the issue of harmonization includes a broad variety of difficult legal aspects that has been and will be examined by a large number of lawyers and courts. This paper will put the focus on maximum harmonization by directives itselves. But what is meant by the term maximum harmonization? In order to answer this question, there will be given a short overview of the general idea behind harmonization. Furthermore, the paper will provide an introduction to the theoretical concept of maximum harmonization. As one might observe during the analysis of the first part, the bulk of the problems arise around the relationship between the competences of the European legislator and the different national legislators. The pivotal question of this work therefore is: “How much leeway is left to the Member States of the European Union by implementing a European maximum harmonizing directive into the national legal order in case of doubt?” The research will be rooted in the field of unfair competition law and in particular with comparative advertising, which is currently a highly controversial field regarding the aspects of harmonization due to the fact that there is a multiplicity of regulatory approaches in the Member States. 2To point out the cruxes of the question with reference to the chosen field of law and to illustrate the concept of maximum harmonization, a relatively recent case between O2 Holdings Ltd. and Hutchison 3G UK Limited3 will serve as object of investigation. In the end, there will be some final remarks on the topic of harmonization in the European Union in general.
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The Common European Sales Law in Context

Interactions with English and German Law

Author: Gerhard Dannemann,Stefan Vogenauer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191668184

Category: Law

Page: 856

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European Contract Law unification projects have recently advanced from the Draft Common Frame of Reference (2009) to a European Commission proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law (2011) which is to facilitate cross-border marketing. This book investigates for the first time how CESL and DCFR rules would interact with various aspects of domestic law, represented by English and German law. Nineteen chapters, co-authored by British and German scholars, examine such interface issues for eg pre-contractual relationships, notions of contract, formation, interpretation, and remedies, extending to non-discrimination, third parties, transfers or rights, aspects of property law, and collective proceedings. They go beyond a critical analysis of CESL and DCFR rules by demonstrating where and how CESL rules would interact with neighbouring areas of English and German law before English and German courts, how domestic traditions might influence the application, which aspects might motivate sellers and buyers to choose or reject CESL, and which might serve as model for national legislators. The findings are summarized in the final two chapters.
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The Cambridge Companion to Atheism

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827393

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In this 2007 volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.
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