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Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective.

Author: Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen; Iain Ramsay; William C Whitford
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003.
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This book provides a comparative appraisal of global developments in the area of consumer bankruptcy and overindebtedness.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Niemi, Johanna.
Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen; Iain Ramsay; William C Whitford
ISBN: 9781847311030 1847311032
OCLC Number: 1055564571
Notes: Part IV: Changes in and Evaluations of Mature Consumer Bankruptcy Regimes.
Description: 1 online resource (378 pages)
Contents: Half Title Page --
Title Page --
Title verso --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
List of Contributors --
Introduction --
Part I: Theoretical Perspectives on Consumer Bankruptcy --
1. Consumer Credit Society and Consumer Bankruptcy: Reflections on Credit Cards and Bankruptcy in the Informational Economy --
I. INTRODUCTION --
II. PATTERNS OF CREDIT CARD USE --
III. MARKET FAILURES IN THE CREDIT CARD MARKET --
IV. BANKRUPTCY AND THE REGULATION OF CREDIT CARD USE --
V. CONCLUSION --
2. Collective or Individual? Constructions of Debtors in Consumer Bankruptcy --
I. INTRODUCTION. II. ABOUT MODELS AND PARADIGMS --
III. LIBERAL AND WELFARE PARADIGM IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY --
IV. CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE DEBTOR IN BANKRUPTCY LAW --
V. THE OTHER PARTY: A COLLECTIVE OF CREDITORS OR A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS? --
VI. CONCLUSION --
3. Personal Bankruptcy Law: A Behavioural Perspective --
I. INTRODUCTION --
II. THE ASSUMPTIONS OF BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS --
III. JACKSON'S APPLICATION TO THE RIGHT OF DISCHARGE IN PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY --
IV. DOES JACKSON'S ARGUMENT EXTEND TO THE REAFFIRMATION OF DISCHARGEABLE DEBTS? --
V. BEYOND THE NONWAIVABLE RIGHT TO DISCHARGE --
VI. CONCLUSION. Part II: Consumer Over-indebtedness in Countries Without Bankruptcy --
4. Consumer Bankruptcy and Over-indebtedness in Brazil --
I. INTRODUCTION --
II. INDEBTEDNESS AND POLITICS --
III. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK --
IV. OVER-INDEBTEDNESS-WHO AND WHY --
V. AGGRESSIVE CREDIT POLICIES AND THE LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CREDITORS --
VI. REMEDIES --
5. Development of Consumer Credit in China and Concerns about the Underlying Legal Infrastructure --
I. THE CHANGE IN CONSUMER POLICY AND CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS --
II. THE LEGAL CONDITIONS OF THE CURRENT CONSUMER MARKET. III. DIFFICULTIES IN IMPLEMENTING CONSUMER CREDIT AND BANKRUPTCY REFORM IN CHINA --
IV. CONCLUSION --
6. Searching For an Over-indebtedness Regulatory System for Portugal and the European Union --
I. INTRODUCTION --
II. THE OPEN CREDIT SOCIETY --
III. CONSUMER CREDIT AND OVER-INDEBTEDNESS IN PORTUGAL --
IV. THE REGULATION OF CONSUMER INSOLVENCY --
V. EUROPEAN UNION: RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS CONCERNING CONSUMER CREDIT AND OVER-INDEBTEDNESS --
VI. CONCLUSIONS --
Part III: New Consumer Bankruptcy Systems --
7. 'Thou shalt pay thy debts' Personal Bankruptcy Law and Inclusive Contract Law. I. INTRODUCTION --
II. BANKRUPTCY AND CONTRACT LAW --
III. INCLUSIVE CONTRACTS --
IV. SUMMARY --
8. The Political Economy of Personal Bankruptcy in Israel --
I. INTRODUCTION --
II. HISTORICAL EVOLUTION --
III. THE ISRAELI BANKRUPT --
IV. LEGAL CULTURE --
V. CONCLUSION --
9. Current Trends in Consumer Insolvency in Hong Kong --
I. INTRODUCTION --
II. REASONS FOR THE INCREASE IN BANKRUPTCY CASES --
III. VOLUNTARY ARRANGEMENTS --
IV. CAUSES OF CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY --
V. THE ROLE OF CREDIT CARD DEBT IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY --
VI. BANKRUPTCY AND VA LEVELS: WHERE ARE THEY LIKELY TO GO FROM HERE?

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