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Gifts : a study in comparative law

Author: Richard W Hyland
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-ausg.]
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This book studies law governing the giving and revocation of gifts. First, gift-giving is everywhere governed by social and customary norms before it encounters the law. Second, the giving of gifts takes place largely outside of the marketplace. As a result of these two characteristics, the law of gifts provides an optimal lens through which to examine how different legal systems confront social practice. The law of
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Hyland
ISBN: 9780195343366 0195343360
OCLC Number: 608488597
Notes: Gesehen am: 05.10.2009.
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Oxford Oxford Univ. Press. online Ressource.
Description: 730 S.
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Richard Hyland.

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This book studies law governing the giving and revocation of gifts. First, gift-giving is everywhere governed by social and customary norms before it encounters the law. Second, the giving of gifts takes place largely outside of the marketplace. As a result of these two characteristics, the law of gifts provides an optimal lens through which to examine how different legal systems confront social practice. The law of gifts is well-developed both in the civil and the common laws. This book's study provides a view of the ways in which different civil and common law jurisdictions confront common issues. The legal systems discussed include principally, in the common law, those of Great Britain, the United States, and India, and, in the civil law, the private law systems of Belgium and France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This book also serves a critique of the dominant method in the field, which is a form of functionalism based on what is called the praesumptio similitudinis, namely the axiom that once legal doctrine is stripped away, developed legal systems tend to reach similar practical results. This study demonstrates, to the contrary, that legal systems actually differ, not only in their approach and conceptual structure, but just as much in the results.

This is the first broad-based study of the law governing the giving and revocation of gifts ever attempted. It provides a view of the ways in which different civil and common law jurisdictions confront common issues.

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