State Liability: Tort Law and Beyond by Carol HarlowState Liability: Tort Law and Beyond by Carol Harlow

State Liability: Tort Law and Beyond

byCarol Harlow

Hardcover | October 7, 2004

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 612 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The lectures presented in this volume examine the fast-growing compensation culture and the consequential pressure on courts to widen the range of situations in which individuals can claim damages from the State. Within domestic legal systems, there has been a considerable extension oftortious liability which is impinging on the State and its resources. These lectures address statutory and administrative compensation, and examine the influence of group actions and of globalization. Pressure on domestic legal systems has been increased by transnational courts, notably the Court ofHuman Rights and the European Court of Justice. Carol Harlow argues that this trend towards judicialization is undesirable, and that greater use should be made of extrajudicial remedies. She contends that the issue of compensation is too important to be left to the courts.
Carol Harlow is Emeritus Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Title:State Liability: Tort Law and BeyondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:166 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:October 7, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199272646

ISBN - 13:9780199272648

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Introduction: Problem without Solution?1. Corrective Justice in the FrameCorrective JusticeCompensation: towards a tort tax?Culpability and DeterrenceTaking Dicey SeriouslyConclusion2. Tort Law AboundingThe Cascade effect of GlobailizationAccountability through LiabilityResponsibility and LiabilityLiability, Sanction, and the ECJThe Strasbourg Court and Satisfaction: Just or Unjust?Conclusions3. Administrative Compensation: Brave New World?Identifying 'Compensation'Accident CompensationCompensation as Good AdministrationDamages, Human Rights, and CompensationTowards a General Principle?General Conclusion: Collective Consumption ReinstatedAnnex: State Liability and French Administrative Law