Codifying Choice of Law Around the World: An International Comparative Analysis by Symeon C. SymeonidesCodifying Choice of Law Around the World: An International Comparative Analysis by Symeon C. Symeonides

Codifying Choice of Law Around the World: An International Comparative Analysis

bySymeon C. Symeonides

Hardcover | June 11, 2014

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Codifying Choice of Law Around the World chronicles, documents, and celebrates the extraordinary, massive country-by-country codification of Private International Law (PrIL) or Conflict of Laws that has taken place in the last 50 years from 1962-2012. During this period, the world haswitnessed the adoption of nearly 200 PrIL codifications, EU Regulations, and international conventions - more than in all preceding years since the inception of PrIL. This book provides a horizontal comparison and discussion of these codifications and conventions, firstly by comparing the way theyresolve tort and contract conflicts, and then by comparing the answers of these codifications to the fundamental philosophical and methodological dilemmas of PrIL. In the process, this book re-examines and dispels certain widely held assumptions about choice of law, and the art and science ofcodification in general.Written by Symeon C. Symeonides, a renowned PrIL and comparative law expert with extensive first-hand experience in drafting codifications and advising other drafters, Codifying Choice of Law Around the World will serve as an indispensable point of reference for any serious study or discussion ofPrIL and comparative law.
Symeon C. Symeonides is the Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Willamette University School of Law. He is a renowned expert in comparative conflicts law, having published 24 books and more than 100 articles, in seven languages, on conflict of laws and comparative private international law (PrIL). His work...
Title:Codifying Choice of Law Around the World: An International Comparative AnalysisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:June 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceSummary of ContentsDetailed Table of ContentsAbbreviationsList of Choice-of-Law CodificationsList of EU RegulationsList of ConventionsList of ChartsList of FiguresList of MapsList of Tables1. Introduction2. Law Governing Tort Conflicts3. Party Autonomy in Contract Conflicts4. Codification and Flexibility5. Broad or Narrow Choice of Law: Issue-by-Issue Choice and Depeage6. Codification and Result Selectivism7. The Publicization of PrIL: State Interests, Unilateralism, and International Uniformity8. ConclusionsAppendix. Codifications, Regulations, and Conventions: Alphabetical List and BibliographyIndex