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Risk and the law

Author: Gordon R Woodman; Diethelm Klippel
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together international experts to examine the implications in practice of the modern concept of risk in particular legal fields. The papers question how the law can accommodate, manage, and reduce the extent of risk, a matter of pressing importance for the development of law in all jurisdictions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Risk and the law.
London ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2009
(DLC) 2008010334
(OCoLC)213358170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon R Woodman; Diethelm Klippel
ISBN: 9780203891292 0203891295
OCLC Number: 253467352
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 206 pages)
Contents: 1. Law and Risk: An Introduction, Tim Kaye Public Law and Criminal Law 2. Risk Decisions in German Constitutional and Administrative Law, Peter M. Huber 3. The Problem of De-Individualisation in the Risk Society, Oliver Lepsius 4. Risk Decisions in Cases of Persisting Scientific Uncertainty: The Precautionary Principle in European Food Law, Rudolf Streinz 5. Risk and Criminal Law, Gerhard Dannecker Private Law 6. The Assumption of Risk, Ansgar Ohly 7. Risk and Predictability in English Common Law, Tim Kaye 8. Transfer of Property and Risk of Loss in French, English, and German Law, Ulrich Spellenberg 9. Transit Risks in CIF Contracts - Meaning and Categories, Koji Takahashi 10. Costs and Risk: Recent Developments in the English Law of Costs, Keith Uff Employment and Social Security 11. The Risk of Sickness in German Labour and Social Insurance Law, Dietmar Boerner 12. 'The Butcher's Cart and the Postman's Bicycle': Risk and Employers' Liability, George Applebey 13. The Limits of Individualisation in the Risk Society: Social Security in the Customary Laws of Immigrant Communities, Gordon Woodman
Responsibility: edited by Gordon R. Woodman and Diethelm Klippel.

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