9781855216860

Interpreting Precedents : A Comparative Study

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    9781855216860

  • ISBN10:

    1855216868

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-06-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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Summary

This book contains a series of essays discussing the uses of precedent as a source of law and a basis for legal arguments in nine different legal systems, representing a variety of legal traditions. Precedent is fundamental to law, yet theoretical and ideological as well as legal considerations lead to its being differently handled and rationalised in different places. Out of the comparative study come the six theoretical and synoptic essays that conclude the volume.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements vii(4)
Series Preface xi
1 Introduction
1(16)
D. Neil MacCormick, Edinburgh
Robert S. Summers, Ithaca
2 Precedent in the Federal Republic of Germany
17(48)
Robert Alexy, Kiel
Ralf Dreier, Gottingen
3 Precedent in Finland
65(38)
Aulis Aarnio, Tampere
4 Precedent in France
103(38)
Michel Troper, Paris
Christophe Grzegorczyk, Paris
5 Precedent in Italy
141(48)
Michele Taruffo, Pavia
Massimo La Torre, Florence
6 Precedent in Norway
189(30)
Svein Eng, Oslo
7 Precedent in Poland
219(40)
Lech Morawski, Torun
Marek Zirk-Sadowski, Lodz
8 Precedent in Spain
259(34)
Alfonso Ruiz Miguel, Madrid
Francisco J. Laporta, Madrid
9 Precedent in Sweden
293(22)
Gunnar Bergholtz, Lund
Aleksander Peczenik, Lund
10 Precedent in the United Kingdom
315(40)
Zenon Bankowski, Edinburgh
D. Neil MacCormick, Edinburgh
Geoffrey Marshall, Oxford
11 Precedent in the United States (New York State)
355(52)
Robert S. Summers, Ithaca
12 Precedent in European Community Law
407(30)
John J. Barcelo, Ithaca
13 Institutional Factors Influencing Precedents
437(24)
Michele Taruffo, Pavia
14 The Binding Force of Precedent
461(20)
Aleksander Peczenik, Lund
15 Rationales for Precedent
481(22)
Zenon Bankowski, Edinburgh
D. Neil MacCormick, Edinburgh
Lech Morawski, Torun
Alfonso Ruiz Miguel, Madrid
16 What is Binding in a Precedent
503(16)
Geoffrey Marshall, Oxford
17 Departures from Precedent
519(12)
Robert S. Summers, Ithaca
Svein Eng, Oslo
18 Further General Reflections and Conclusions
531(20)
D. Neil MacCormick, Edinburgh
Robert S. Summers, Ithaca
Appendix: Final Version of the Common Questions, Comparative Legal Precedent Study, September 1994 551(12)
About the Authors 563(4)
Index 567

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