Private law and power

Private law and power. Edited by Kit Barker, Simone Degeling, Ross Grantham and Karen Fairweather Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing, 2017.

Title Private law and power
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Hart Publishing
Publication year 2017
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series Hart Studies in Private Law
ISBN 9781509905997
Language eng
Editor Kit Barker
Simone Degeling
Ross Grantham
Karen Fairweather
Total number of pages 320
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This aim of this edited collection of essays is to examine the relationship between private law and power - both the public power of the state and the `private' power of institutions and individuals. Its objectives are to describe and critically assess the way that private law doctrines, institutions, processes and rules express, moderate, facilitate and control relationships of power. The aim is to scrutinise this subject from the viewpoints of both history and modernity. The various chapters of this work examine the dynamics of the relationship between private law and power from a number of different perspectives - historical, theoretical, doctrinal and comparative. They have been commissioned from leading experts in the field of private law, from several different Commonwealth Jurisdictions (Australia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand), each with expertise in the particular sphere of their contribution. They aim to illuminate the past and assist in resolving some contemporary, difficult legal issues relating to the shape, scope and content of private law and its difficult role and relationship with power.
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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