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Collective Actions in Europe

A Comparative, Economic and Transsystemic Analysis

Authors: Nagy, Csongor István

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  • Demonstrates the necessity of class actions for the access to justice and effectiveness of law in Europe
  • Deals with the US class actions in a transatlantic comparative perspective
  • ​Analyzes the European Models of Class Actions
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This open access book offers an analytical presentation of how Europe has created its own version of collective actions. In the last three decades, Europe has seen a remarkable proliferation of collective action legislation, making class actions the most successful export product of the American legal scholarship. While its spread has been surrounded by distrust and suspiciousness, today more than half of the EU Member States have introduced collective actions for damages and from those who did, more than half chose, to some extent, the opt-out system.This book demonstrates why collective actions have been felt needed from the perspective of access to justice and effectiveness of law, the European debate and the deep layers of the European reaction and resistance, revealing how the Copernican turn of class actions questions the fundamentals of the European thinking about market and public interest. Using a transsystemic presentation of the European national models, it analyzes the way collective actions were accommodated with the European regulatory environment, the novel and peculiar regulatory questions they had to address and how and why they work differently on this side of the Atlantic.

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"​Professor Nagy takes an important and detailed look at class and collective redress both inside and outside the European Union, providing useful insights to lawyers and policymakers in multiple jurisdictions.  This text is a welcome addition to the literature on large-scale dispute resolution and should be required reading for scholars and practitioners around the world." 
Prof. S. I. Strong, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, University of Missouri

"While many European jurisdictions have introduced some form of collective redress, most comparative academic studies focus on comparisons between legislative regimes. Class Actions in Europe is a refreshing compact analysis of the topic from a comparative, economic and trans-systemic perspective, focusing on key factors of the design of an effective collective redress regime. It is a must read for everyone who wants to obtain a better understanding of the European approach to collective claim resolution and of its economic implications and impediments."


Prof. Ianika Tzankova, Professor of Law, Tilburg University






Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Nagy, Csongor István

  • Why Are Collective Actions Needed in Europe: Small Claims Are Not Reasonably Enforced in Practice and Collective Actions Ensure Effective Access to Justice

    Pages 9-22

    Nagy, Csongor István

  • Major European Objections and Fears Against the Opt-Out System: Superego, Ego and Id

    Pages 23-44

    Nagy, Csongor István

  • Transatlantic Perspectives: Comparative Law Framing

    Pages 45-70

    Nagy, Csongor István

  • European Models of Collective Actions

    Pages 71-112

    Nagy, Csongor István

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24222-0
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover 19,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24221-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collective Actions in Europe
Book Subtitle
A Comparative, Economic and Transsystemic Analysis
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Law
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24222-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24222-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-24221-3
Series ISSN
2192-855X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 122
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