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Private Law
Key Encounters with Public Law


Kit Barker, Darryn Jensen, William Lucy, Alexander Williams, Steve Hedley, Christian Turner, Matthew Harding, Adam Parachin, Michelle Flaherty, Alastair Hudson, Anita Krug, Dan Priel, Jeff Berryman, Robyn Carroll
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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107039117

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  • The relationship between private and public law has long been the focus of critical attention, but recent years have seen the growing influence upon private law of statutory intervention, public regulation, corporate globalisation and constitutional and international human rights norms. Such developments increasingly call into question the capacity of private law reasoning to operate in isolation from public institutions and goals. Commencing with three contrasting visions of the nature and importance of distinctions between public and private in the modern day, this book traces a number of encounters between private law and 'public' values in key areas of private law doctrine, such as charity law, commercial law, tort law and class actions, across several jurisdictions. It examines the influence within these fields of public concepts and goals, such as behavioural modification, accountability and anti-discrimination norms, as well as the (reverse) influence that private law has upon ('public') human rights jurisprudence.

    • Explores the aims, methods and values of private law through a range of approaches available with perspectives from several different common law jurisdictions – North America, Europe and Australia
    • Illuminates the relationship between the private law's private and public dimensions
    • Considers the interaction of private law methods and values with public goals across a range of distinct legal fields, namely the law of charities, corporations law, torts, class actions and human rights
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107039117
    • length: 385 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Private law: key encounters with public law Kit Barker and Darryn Jensen
    Part II. Private and Public: Definitions, Theory and Taxonomy:
    2. Public and private: neither deep nor meaningful William Lucy and Alexander Williams
    3. Courts as public authorities, private law as instrument of government Steve Hedley
    4. Origins of the public/private theory of legal systems Christian Turner
    Part III. Private and Public: Key Encounters:
    5. What is the point of charity law? Matthew Harding
    6. Public benefit, discrimination and the definition of charity Adam Parachin
    7. Private law and its normative influence on human rights Michelle Flaherty
    8. The synthesis of public and private in finance law Alastair Hudson
    9. Discerning public law concepts in corporate law discourse Anita Krug
    10. A public role for the intentional torts Dan Priel
    11. Cy-près as a class action remedy – justly maligned or just misunderstood? Jeff Berryman and Robyn Carroll.

  • Editors

    Kit Barker, University of Queensland
    Kit Barker is Professor of Law at TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.

    Darryn Jensen, University of Queensland
    Darryn Jensen is a Senior Lecturer at TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.


    Kit Barker, Darryn Jensen, William Lucy, Alexander Williams, Steve Hedley, Christian Turner, Matthew Harding, Adam Parachin, Michelle Flaherty, Alastair Hudson, Anita Krug, Dan Priel, Jeff Berryman, Robyn Carroll

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