An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law: Readings, Cases, Materials

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Cambridge University Press, 6.7.2006 - 581 sivua
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.
 

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Foreword by Reinhard Zimmermann
xv
Foreword by André Tunc
xxi
Acknowledgments
xxvii
Table of legislation
xlvii
Table of restatements and kindred sources
liii
INTRODUCTORY READINGS
3
CODIFICATION
46
Portalis
50
Necessity and land use
227
Harm to dignity
246
Invasion of privacy
266
Purely economic harm
306
Harm suffered because another is harmed
322
THE CONDUCT FOR WHICH ONE IS LIABLE
335
Common law
421
Liability before a final commitment is made
432

INSTITUTIONS
65
France
99
The European Union
121
PROPERTY LAW
141
nonpossessors
152
OWNERSHIP
157
England
168
The problem of subdivisions
207
The general principle
217
Mistake
448
Fairness of the auxiliary terms
486
Changed circumstances
503
REMEDIES
527
Damages
535
UNJUST ENRICHMENT
552
UNJUST ENRICHMENT WHEN IT
562
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James Gordley is Shannon Cecil Turner Professor of Jurisprudence, University of California at Berkeley. He has published extensively on comparative law and jurisprudence and has held the post of visiting professor at many European universities.

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