Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Goals of Civil Justice and Civil Procedure in Contemporary Judicial Systems

Editors: Uzelac, Alan (Ed.)

  • Offers a unique collection of comparative insights into the social role and function of civil courts
  • Includes contributions of prominent legal scholars and practitioners from all globally important legal traditions
  • Addresses the most topical concerns regarding the functioning and efficiency of national systems of civil justice
  • Provides the best introductory overview of global justice systems and their role
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About this book

This book is a collection of papers that address a fundamental question: What is the role of civil justice and civil procedure in the various national traditions in the contemporary world? The book presents striking differences among a range of countries and legal traditions, but also points to common trends and open issues. It brings together prominent experts, professionals and scholars from both civil and common law jurisdictions. It represents all main legal traditions ranging from Europe (Germanic and Romanic countries, Scandinavia, ex-Socialist countries) and Russia to the Americas (North and South) and China (Mainland and Hong Kong). While addressing the main issue – the goals of civil justice – the book discusses the most topical concerns regarding the functioning and efficiency of national systems of civil justice. These include concerns such as finding the appropriate balance between accurate fact-finding and the right to a fair trial within a reasonable time, the processing of hard cases and the function of civil justice as a specific public service. In the mosaic of contrasts and oppositions special place is devoted to the continuing battle between the individualistic/liberal approach and the collectivist/paternalistic approach – the battle in which, seemingly, paternalistic tendencies regain momentum in a number of contemporary justice systems.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Goals of Civil Justice and Civil Procedure in the Contemporary World

    Uzelac, Alan

    Pages 3-31

  • Civil Justice in Austrian-German Tradition

    Koller, Christian

    Pages 35-59

  • Civil Justice in Pursuit of Efficiency

    Rhee, C. H. (Remco)

    Pages 61-77

  • Goals of Civil Justice When Nothing Works: The Case of Italy

    Silvestri, Elisabetta

    Pages 79-103

  • Goals of Civil Justice in Norway: Readiness for a Pragmatic Reform

    Backer, Inge Lorange

    Pages 105-121

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34770-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Goals of Civil Justice and Civil Procedure in Contemporary Judicial Systems
Editors
  • Alan Uzelac
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03443-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03443-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03442-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34770-7
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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