Journal of European Tort Law
Editor-in-Chief: Oliphant, Ken
Ed. by Karner, Ernst / Koch, Bernhard A. / Wendehorst, Christiane
3 Issues per year
Cultures of Tort Law in Europe
- Director, 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.
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.