06 October 2014

BOOKS ANNOUNCEMENT: New Title on Comparative law by Edward Elgar Publishing




Contract Law
A Comparative Introduction
Jan M. Smits, Professor of European Private Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
‘Contract law is more international in substance and character than most other legal subjects. Thus, in particular, modern contract law in Europe rests on the same historical and philosophical foundations, and the hypothetical will of reasonable parties to a contract has usually been the focal point in the evolution of its doctrines. Today, in the age of the European Union, the internal market is the most powerful motivation, and driving force, for legal harmonization. Contract law is thus predestined for the development of common reference texts, such as the Principles of European Contract Law, and common teaching materials, such as Jan Smits’ Contract Law. Jan Smits’ book provides a splendid introduction to the key questions, themes, and features of contract law. It is not aimed at one specific national audience but can, and should, be read by students across Europe.’
– Professor Reinhard Zimmermann, Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany

2014 288 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 850 7 Regular Price £110.00  Web Price £99.00 ebook 978 1 78347 851 4
2014 Paperback 978 1 78347 852 1  Regular Price £29.95  Web Price £23.96

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Research Handbook On Transparency
Edited by Padideh Ala’i, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, US and Robert G. Vaughn, Professor of Law and A. Allen King Scholar, American University Washington College of Law, US
‘For me this book could have been titled, “Everything I Ever Wanted To Know About Transparency Policy And Law—But Didn’t Know Enough To Ask.” It is masterful and unmatched in depth, scope, and acuity. It convincingly analyzes the complexities of transparency on a comparative basis in terms of goals, culture and government, legal approaches, and global governance. What is transparency? What can it be? What are its consequences? How can it be promoted and regulated? Henceforth no one should seriously attempt to address such questions without first reading this outstanding book.’
– David H. Rosenbloom, American University, US

In the last two decades transparency has become a ubiquitous and stubbornly ambiguous term. Typically understood to promote rule of law, democratic participation, anti-corruption initiatives, human rights, and economic efficiency, transparency can also legitimate bureaucratic power, advance undemocratic forms of governance, and aid in global centralization of power. This path-breaking volume, comprising original contributions on a range of countries and environments, exposes the many faces of transparency by allowing readers to see the uncertainties, inconsistencies and surprises contained within the current conceptions and applications of the term. 

2014 432 pp Hardback 978 1 78100 793 8 Regular Price £140.00  Web Price £126.00 ebook 978 1 78100 794 5
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The Internationalisation Of Legal Education
The Future Practice of Law
Edited by William van Caenegem, Professor of Law and Mary Hiscock, Emeritus Professor of Law, Bond University, Australia 
‘This is a fascinating collection of essays on how the world of legal education is responding to the globalisation challenge. It deserves a place on the shelf of every legal academic and practitioner with a serious interest in legal education. The utility of the book is enhanced by the fact that it is written from a variety of different and critical perspectives. It comes highly recommended.’
– Gerard McCormack, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK

The legal academy is responding in many varied ways to the challenge of producing lawyers adequately prepared to operate in a global environment. There is a renewed focus on lawyering skills, on core principles, on cultural context and on comparative research and study. This work advances the discussion of these issues while developing solid solutions and approaches to teaching law students destined for the future practice of law.

2014 336 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 453 0 Regular Price £85.00  Web Price £76.50 ebook 978 1 78347 454 7

Ebooks from £13.00 for monographs and £36.90 for handbooks are available on Google and Ebooks.com. Prices vary due to retailer discount and local tax.

Elgaronline
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For full contents - www.e-elgar.com

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