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From Dissonance to Sense: Welfare State Expectations, Privatisation and Private Law

Thomas Wilhelmsson Samuli Hurri



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12 June 2019
Social issues & processes; Comparative law; Law & society; Social law
First published in 1999, this book focuses on the new role of private law in late modernity. It analyses the pressures for changes in this area of law due to the present processes of privatisation and marketisation. The perspective is welfarist: in what ways and to what extent can the welfare state expectations of the citizens be defended through private law mechanisms when state-offered security is diminishing? Which alternatives are available when developing private law? The questions are discussed against the background of theories concerning important features of late modern society, for example consumerism, risk, information, globalisation and fragmentation. Several fields of private law are analysed, such as private law theory, tort and liability law, contract law and credit law as well as access to justice issues. The approach is comparative, including analyses of both common law and continental law.
By:   Thomas Wilhelmsson, Samuli Hurri
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Weight:   1.370kg
ISBN:   9781138340930
ISBN 10:   1138340936
Series:   Routledge Revivals
Pages:   636
Publication Date:   12 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for From Dissonance to Sense: Welfare State Expectations, Privatisation and Private Law

'...a spur to scholars of law and politics to refocus their gaze...this book could be read as a call to look for the politics of social justice and solidarity beyond public law.' Law and Politics Book Review

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