Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure by Adrian ZuckermanCivil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure by Adrian Zuckerman

Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure

EditorAdrian Zuckerman

Hardcover | October 28, 1999

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A sense of crisis in the administration of civil justice is present in many countries. Delays and high costs render access to the civil courts either useless or prohibitively expensive or both. The crisis takes different forms. In some jurisdictions the problems lie in high and unpredictablecosts but in others there are overcrowded courts and exorbitant delays. Those interested in civil justice will be familiar with their own system but they will seldom have knowledge of other systems and these essays, written by leading experts in the field, survey different systems of civil justice from other jurisdictions. An understanding of other systems will enrichthe reform discussions in which each country by drawing attention to common problems, to their roots, to the solutions tried and, above all, to the consequences (for better or for worse) of reform. Civil Justice in Crisis shows that we can learn from others' success but that we may find theirfailures even more instructive.
Adrian Zuckerman is Fellow of University College, Oxford
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Title:Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil ProcedureFormat:HardcoverPublished:October 28, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198298331

ISBN - 13:9780198298335

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Table of Contents

Part I: Parameters of Civil JusticeAdrian A S Zuckerman: `The Dimensions of Civil Justice'John Leubsdorf: `The Myth of Civil Procedure Reform'Part II: Common Law CountriesRichard L Marcus: USAPaul Michalik: EnglandThe Hon Justice Geoffrey Davies: AustraliaPart III: Civil Law CountriesPeter Gottwald: GermanyYukiko Hasebe: JapanSergio Chiarloni: ItalyLoic Cadiet: FranceSergio Bermudes: BrazilK D Kerameus and Stelios Koussoulis: GreeceIgnacio Diez-Picazo Gimenez: SpainMaria Manuel Leitao Marques, Conceicao Gomes, and Joao Pedroso: PortugalErhard Blankenburg: The Netherlands

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`This collection of information about the operation of civil justice systmes in thirteen countries makes the book an important resource for anyone concerned about access to justice, cost and delay, who is interested in civel procedural reform...a book of immense practical value.'Annette Marfording UNSW Law Journal 384-393