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BeschreibungUnlike earlier treatments of accidents and public policy - including economic approaches to tort law, moral philosophy, and policy reform, this title provides a critical overview of each position and shows how they relate to one another.
Pressestimmen"Gaskins explores the fascinating world of environmental law suits... [He] outlines the law, its applications, the economic and moral issues, the reform and legislative process, and, finally, he proposes international policies and responsibilities for dealing with the environment." --Booklist "Gaskins' resourceful evaluation of our tort system reveals not only bow and where it fails to resolve environmental accidents, but why it will probably continue to do so. Drawing on recent work in several disciplines, Gaskins shows why most proposed reforms serve only to make the tort system more complex, less responsive, and less efficient." --William L. F. Felstiner, Director, American Bar Foundation "This is a meticulous piece of scholarship. As well as providing an exhaustive coverage of the field, the work includes insights that will be an invaluable aid to those who seek to understand the systems of compensation for human disablement that have been developed, and some of the systems that might have been." --Prof. Terence G. Ison, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University "This provocative book presents a far-reaching conception of 'accidents' in contemporary society. It challenges us to think more broadly and intelligently than we have about them and about the responsibility for dealing with their public and private causes and consequences. This is a sober and beautifully constructed book of intelligent argument in a field too often dominated by overblown rhetoric." --Harold A. Richman, University of Chicago "Gaskins brings a breadth of vision to the topic of accidents and public policy. His coverage of literature is truly impressive: he covers several disciplines, a variety of examples (swine flu, Agent Orange, nuclear power, professional malpractice, product liability), and expands beyond American literature to include a substantial amount of British, New Zealand, and Australian literature as well. For anyone who has already worked in the area of tort law and accidents, Gaskins provides an overarching view of the field. For anyone who hasn't, this book will serve as a congenial guide to what has heretofore been specialized conversations within separate disciplines. A magnificent piece of work." --Deborah Stone, Brandeis University
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: TEMPLE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1990
Seitenanzahl: 440 Seiten