What Does Risk-Reasoning Do in Tort Law?
Matthew Dyson (ed.) Regulating Risk Through Private Law (Intersentia, 2017).
44 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2017 Last revised: 11 Sep 2017
Date Written: July 29, 2017
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
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