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The Politics of Justice in European Private Law
Social Justice, Access Justice, Societal Justice

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Part of Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy

  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108424127

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  • The Politics of Justice in European Private Law intends to highlight the differences between the Member States' concepts of social justice, which have developed historically, and the distinct European concept of access justice. Contrary to the emerging critique of Europe's justice deficit in the aftermath of the Euro crisis, this book argues that beneath the larger picture of the Monetary Union, a more positive and more promising European concept of justice is developing. European access justice is thinner than national social justice, but access justice represents a distinct conception of justice nevertheless. Member States or nation states remain free to complement European access justice and bring to bear their own pattern of social justice.

    • Discusses the development of European access justice and advocates access justice in private law beyond the state
    • Demonstrates how the EU took over social private law regulation from the struggling Member States
    • Overcomes the conceptualisation of European private law in national private law thinking and explores European private law as a tripartite legal order, built around access justice, social justice and societal justice
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108424127
    • length: 486 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Awaking of the Social and its Transformation in England, France and Germany
    Part II. Justice beyond the Nation State – the European Experiment
    Part III. Considerations on the Post Classical Private Law
    Part IV. Conclusions and Outlook.

  • Author

    Hans-W Micklitz, European University Institute, Florence
    Hans-W Micklitz is Professor for Economic Law at the European University Institute, Florence. He is the Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Helsinki, 2015–2020, Head of the Institute of European and Consumer Law (VIEW) in Bamberg. He has held consultancies at OECD, UNEP and CI (Consumers International). Hans-W Micklitz was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at the Somerville College at the University of Oxford.

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