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Journal of European Tort Law

Editor-in-Chief: Oliphant, Ken

Ed. by Karner, Ernst / Koch, Bernhard A. / Wendehorst, Christiane

Cultures of Tort Law in Europe

Ken Oliphant1

1Director, Institute for European Tort Law, Austrian Academy of Sciences; Professor of Tort Law, University of Bristol. This and the following articles are revised versions of lectures given at the 11th Annual Conference on European Tort Law on 14 April 2012 in a special conference session on Cultures of Tort Law in Europe.

Citation Information: Journal of European Tort Law. Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 147–157, ISSN (Online) 1868-9620, ISSN (Print) 1868-9612, DOI: 10.1515/jetl-2012-0147, September 2012

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This article provides a short introduction to the present special issue of the Journal of European Tort Law, which critically investigates the cultures of tort law in four selected national or regional contexts in Europe: England, France, Germany and Scandinavia. It explains what is meant by the idea of a culture of tort law, summarises the articles that follow, and ends with some concluding reflections from a comparative perspective.

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