Empowerment and Tort Law

34 Pages Posted: 21 May 2010  

Ronen Perry

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 28, 2009

Abstract

Empowerment, a somewhat nebulous construct, has been a key concern in many disciplines in recent decades. It may be generally defined as an increase in individuals’ control over their lives, and may operate on two interdependent levels: personal and societal. This article advocates the utilization and optimization of tort law and practice as an empowering mechanism in cases of power abuse. It systematically analyzes the empowering and disempowering effects of the law and the legal process and explains how to enhance the former and diminish the latter.

Suggested Citation

Perry, Ronen, Empowerment and Tort Law (February 28, 2009). Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 76, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1611540

Ronen Perry (Contact Author)

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

HOME PAGE: http://weblaw.haifa.ac.il/en/faculty/perry/

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