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What Does Risk-Reasoning Do in Tort Law?

Matthew Dyson (ed.) Regulating Risk Through Private Law (Intersentia, 2017).

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 52/2017

44 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2017 Last revised: 11 Sep 2017

Matthew Dyson

Faculty of Law and Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Date Written: July 29, 2017

Abstract

This chapter is a draft of the conclusion to an edited collection on how private law (particularly tort law) conceives of risk, generates liability from risk and seeks to use liability to control risk. It is made up for 18 substantive chapters, two each from England, France, Sweden, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Chile, South Africa and Brazil. The volume will be published later in 2017 by Intersentia. This chapter sets out the main findings from the volume, analyses them comparatively, and shows what risk-reasoning does within tort law.

Keywords: risk, tort, comparative law, legal history, risk-reasoning, dangerous activities, product liability

Suggested Citation

Dyson, Matthew, What Does Risk-Reasoning Do in Tort Law? (July 29, 2017). Matthew Dyson (ed.) Regulating Risk Through Private Law (Intersentia, 2017).; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 52/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3010696

Matthew Dyson (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law and Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford ( email )

Merton Street
Oxford, OX1 4JF
United Kingdom

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