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The German Law of Unjustified Enrichment and Restitution

The German Law of Unjustified Enrichment and Restitution: A Comparative Introduction

Gerhard Dannemann

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199533114
eISBN:
9780191705526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533114.001.0001

This book provides a description of the German law of unjustified enrichment. It explains how German law generally allows restitution for transfers made without legal ground (rather than on the basis ... More

Gifts

Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law

Richard Hyland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343366
eISBN:
9780199867776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.001.0001

This book studies the law governing the giving and revocation of gifts. Gift-giving is everywhere governed by social and customary norms before it encounters the law. Moreover, the giving of gifts ... More

Measuring Judicial Activism

Measuring Judicial Activism

Stefanie A. Lindquist and Frank B. Cross

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195370850
eISBN:
9780199870790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370850.001.0001

This book explores the theoretical and empirical dimensions to this controversial subject. The main aim of the book is to shift the focus of the academic and political debate over judicial activism ... More

Japanese Law

Japanese Law

Hiroshi Oda

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232185
eISBN:
9780191705335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232185.001.1

This text contains the latest edition of this book. It covers the basis of the Japanese legal system, the civil code, business related laws, and other laws including criminal law and procedure, and ... More

Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe

Regulating Unfair Banking Practices in Europe: The Case of Personal Suretyships

Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi and Stephen Weatherill (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594559
eISBN:
9780191595714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594559.001.0001

Private persons often stand surety for a business debt incurred by family members, friends, or employers. These suretyships are commonly banking guarantees contracted by means of standard terms. ... More

On Common Laws

On Common Laws

H. Patrick Glenn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199227655
eISBN:
9780191713606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227655.001.0001

The concept of common law has been one of the most important conceptual instruments of the western legal tradition, but it has been neglected by legal theory and legal history for the last two ... More

A Continental Distinction in the Common Law

A Continental Distinction in the Common Law: A Historical and Comparative Perspective on English Public Law

J.W.F. Allison

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298656
eISBN:
9780191710735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298656.001.0001

The development of an autonomous English public law has been accompanied by persistent problems — a lack of systematic principles, dissatisfaction with judicial review procedure, and uncertainty ... More

Litigation in Roman Law

Litigation in Roman Law

Ernest Metzger

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298557
eISBN:
9780191707520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298557.001.0001

Modern accounts of how lawsuits were filed in Rome during the classical period tend to show that the opponents were willingly working together under the guidance of a magistrate, until their case was ... More

Same Sex Relationships

Same Sex Relationships: From 'Odious Crime' to 'Gay Marriage'

Stephen Cretney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297733
eISBN:
9780191711275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297733.001.0001

Until 1967 homosexual men were being sent to prison for having a relationship. Since 2005, same sex couples have been able to get married — although the law describes the relationship as a ‘civil ... More

The Justice of Islam

The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298854
eISBN:
9780191707452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298854.001.0001

One out of five people in the world today lives subject to Islamic law, but stereotypes of rigid doctrine or harsh punishment obscure an understanding of the values and style of reasoning that ... More

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