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The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity

The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity

The development of the law of obligations across the common law world has been, and continues to be, a story of unity and divergence. Its common origins continue to exert a powerful stabilising influence, carried forward by a methodology that places heavy weight on the historical... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781782256564
Barcode 9781782256564
Published 28 January 2016 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Robertson, Andrew
Edited by Tilbury, Michael
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ISBN-13 9781782256564
ISBN-10 1782256563
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Hart Publishing
Publication Date 28 January 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Robertson, Andrew
Edited by Tilbury, Michael
Category Comparative Law
Contract Law
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 169mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 834g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Obligations (Law), Common law, Civil law
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 346.02
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The development of the law of obligations across the common law world has been, and continues to be, a story of unity and divergence. Its common origins continue to exert a powerful stabilising influence, carried forward by a methodology that places heavy weight on the historical foundations of legal principles. Divergence is, however, produced by numerous factors, including national and international human rights instruments, local statutory regimes, civil law influences, regional harmonisation, local circumstances and values and different political and legal cultures. The essays in this collection explore the forces that produce divergence, the countervailing forces that generate cohesion and consistency in the common law of obligations, and the influence that the major common law jurisdictions continue to exert over one another in this area of law. The chapters in this book were originally presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations held in Hong Kong in July 2014. A second collection, entitled Divergences in Private Law (ISBN: 9781782256601), will focus on particular departures from the common law mainstream, the causes and effects of those deviations, and the extent to which they undermine the idea of the common law as a single, transnational body of law.

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Author's Bio

Andrew Robertson is Professor of Law and Director of Studies for Private Law at Melbourne Law School in the University of Melbourne. Michael Tilbury is a Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School, formerly Kerry Holdings Professor in Private Law at the Faculty of Law in the University of Hong Kong.

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