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Private Law in the 21st Century
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An important and wide-ranging collection on the role and development of private law in the twenty-first century, including contributions from many of the world's leading private lawyers.

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Part I: Agendas and Predictions 1. Private Law as a Complex System: Agendas for the Twenty-First Century Kit Barker 2. Challenges for Private Law in the Twenty-First Century Andrew Burrows 3. Rationalising Tort Law for the Twenty-First Century Ken Oliphant 4. The Challenges of Private Law: A Research Agenda for an Autonomy-Based Private Law Hanoch Dagan 5. 'The Steaming Lungs of a Pigeon': Predicting the Direction of Australian Contract Law in the Next 25 Years Warren Swain Part II: Legislation, Codification and the Role of the Common Law 6. Codification of Private Law: Scots Law at the Crossroads of Common and Civil law Martin A Hogg 7. Power Failure? The Distracting Effect of Legislation on Common Law Torts Wendy Bonython 8. Constructive Trusteeship: The Perils of Statutory Formulae Darryn Jensen Part III: Complex Systems and Interactions 9. Fusing the Equitable Function in Private Law Henry E Smith 10. Dealing with Complexity: Different Approaches to Explaining Accessory Liability Joachim Dietrich 11. The Challenges Presented by Fundamental Rights to Private Law Hugh Collins 12. The Limits of Technocracy: Private Law's Future in the Regulatory State TT Arvind and Joanna Gray 13. Common Law and the Constraint of Financial Markets: Credit Rating Agencies as a Test Case Joshua Getzler and Alexandra Whelan 14. Apologies as 'Canaries'-Tortious Liability in Negligence and Insurance in the Twenty-First Century Prue Vines 15. When Lump Sums Run Out: Disputes at the Borderlines of Tort Law, Injury Compensation and Social Security Genevieve Grant, Kylie Burns, Rosamund Harrington, Prue Vines, Elizabeth Kendall and Annick Maujean Part IV: New Remedies, Technologies and Intangible Interests 16. 'I'll Perform If and When You Do': Non-Performance and the Suspension of Contractual Duties Andrew Tettenborn 17. Vindicatory Damages James Edelman 18. Persuasive Technologies: From Loss of Privacy to Loss of Autonomy Eliza Mik 19. Snooping: How Should Damages be Assessed for Harmless Breaches of Privacy? Erika Chamberlain 20. Compensating Injury to Autonomy: A Conceptual and Normative Analysis Tsachi Keren-Paz 21. Matter over Mind: Tort Law's Treatment of Emotional Injury Anne Schuurman and Zoe Sinel 22. The Interaction Between Defamation and Privacy David Rolph 23. Making Amends by Apologising for Defamatory Publications: Developments in the Twenty-First Century Robyn Carroll and Jeffrey Berryman Part V: Process Challenges and the Privatisation of Justice 24. Tort and Neo-liberalism Annette Morris 25. Reforming Australian Litigation Lawyers: Educational Impacts of Civil Procedural Laws and Judicial Activism Francesca Bartlett 26. Private Law in the Age of the 'Vanishing Trial' Carlo Vittorio Giabardo

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Kit Barker is Professor of Law, Karen Fairweather is Associate Lecturer in Law and Ross Grantham is Professor of Law, all at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland.

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