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The Circulation of Agency in E-Justice

Interoperability and Infrastructures for European Transborder Judicial Proceedings

Contini, Francesco, Lanzara, Giovan Francesco (Eds.)

2014, XXI, 365 p. 35 illus., 30 illus. in color.

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  • The only book on e-justice designed focussed on European trans-border judicial proceedings
  • Well timed to take advantage of the growing relevance of European Union integration
  • Presents a fresh perspective to map out the key issues affecting the development of e-justice
  • The first multidisciplinary to analyse the issues of trans-border civil proceeding in Europe

This book contributes to an understanding of the dynamic complexities involved in the design of e-justice applications that enable online trans-border judicial proceedings in Europe. It provides answers to critical questions with practical relevance: How should online trans-border judicial proceedings be designed in order to deliver effective and timely justice to European citizens, businesses and public agencies? How can the circulation of judicial agency across Europe be facilitated? Based on extensive research, the book explores and assesses the complex entanglements between law and technology, and between national and European jurisdictions that emerge when developing even relatively simple e-services such as those supporting the European small claims procedure and European payment orders. In addition to providing a strong theoretical framework and an innovative approach to e-justice design, this book includes case studies that are based on a common methodology and theoretical framework. It presents original empirical material on the development of e-government systems in the area of European justice. Finally, it introduces the design strategies of Maximum Feasible Simplicity and Maximum Manageable Complexity and, based on them, it proposes architectural and procedural solutions to enhance the circulation of judicial agency.​

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agency in E-Justice - Building E-Justice Systems - Building Semantic Interoperability - Circulation of Agency - Circulation of Agency in E-Justice - Circulation of agency - Conditions for the Circulation of Agency - E-Codex Platform - E-Justice and Agency - EJustice in Portugal - Enabling Access to justice Systems Across Europe - European Arrest Warrant - European Payment Order - European Small Claims Procedure - European judicial proceedings - European trans-border judicial proceedings - Infrastructures for European Trans-Border Judicial Proceedings - Interoperability and the Schengen Information System - Interoperability for European Civil Proceedings Online - Money Claim Online - Possesion Clain on Line - Systems for European Proceedings Online - The Civil Trial On-Line in Italy - Trans-Border Proceedings - Trans-border judicial proceedings

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Information Systems and Applications - International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Law - Political Science

Table of contents 

Contents.- List of Abbreviations.- Introduction: The Challenge of Interoperability and Complexity in European Civil Proceedings Online;  Francesco Contini and Giovan Francesco Lanzara.- Part I Beyond Interoperability.- Chapter 1 The Circulation of Agency in Judicial Proceedings: Designing for Interoperability and Complexity; Giovan Francesco Lanzara.- Chapter 2 Developing Pan-European e-Government Solutions. From Interoperability to Installed Base Cultivation; Ole Hanseth.- Chapter 3 How the Law can make it Simple: Easing the Circulation of Agency in e-Justice; Francesco Contini and Richard Mohr.- Part II Building e-justice: National and European Experiences.- Chapter 4 Law, Technology and System Architectures:  Critical Design Factors for Money Claim and Possession Claim OnLine in England and Wales; Giampiero Lupo.- Chapter 5 Functional Simplification through Holistic Design: The COVL Case in Slovenia; Gregor Strojin.- Chapter 6 The Piecemeal Development of an e-Justice Platform: The CITIUS Case in Portugal; Paula Fernando, Conceição Gomes and Diana Fernandes.- Chapter 7 Pushing at the Edge of Maximum Manageable Complexity: The case of ‘Trial OnLine’ in Italy; Davide Carnevali e Andrea Resca.- Chapter 8 The Making of Pan-European Infrastructure: From the Schengen Information System to the European Arrest Warrant; Marco Velicogna.- Chapter 9 Searching for Maximum Feasible Simplicity: the Case of e-Curia at the Court of Justice of the European Union; Francesco Contini.- Part III Complexity and the Circulation of Agency in Transborder Civil Proceedings.- Chapter 10 Legal Interoperability in Europe: An Assessment of the European Payment Order and the European Small Claims Procedure; Marco Mellone.- Chapter 11 Testing Transborder Civil Procedures in Practice: Findings from Simulation Experiments with the European Payment Order and the European Small Claims Procedure; Gar Yein Ng.- Chapter 12 Building Semantic Interoperability for European Civil Proceedings Online; Marta Poblet, Josep Suquet, Antoni Roig and Jorge González-Conejero.- Chapter 13 Coming to Terms with Complexity Overload in Transborder e-Justice: The e-CODEX Platform; Marco Velicogna.- Chapter 14 Let Agency Circulate: Architectures and Strategies for Pan-European e-Justice; Francesco Contini.- About the Authors.- Index.

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