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Cane, Atiyah

Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law (8th ed)

Author(s): Peter Cane

Since publication of the seventh edition of this seminal text, personal injury law has witnessed momentous changes. A major overhaul of the social security system began in 2012 and the Equality Act 2010 significantly modifies anti-discrimination law and its impact on the disabled. But perhaps the most important legal developments have affected the financing and conduct of personal injury claiming and the operation of the claims-management industry. This new edition takes account of all this activity while setting it into a wider and longer perspective. Complaints that Britain is a 'compensation culture' and that the tort system is out of control are explained and assessed and options for further change are explored. Through the turmoil and controversy, the tort system remains a central feature of the legal and social landscape. The book's enduring central argument for its radical reform remains as compelling as ever.

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Research theme: Administrative Law

Cane, Principles of Administrative Law

Cases and Materials for Principles of Administrative Law (2nd ed)

Author(s): Peter Cane, Leighton McDonald

Many administrative law principles are abstract and difficult to apply. The readings in this collection are longer than extracts in a typical cases and material volume. This will help students develop legal reasoning skills and gain a better understanding of how the principles of administrative law are applied and elaborated in specific and factual contexts. To promote these objectives, most of the selected cases and materials are accompanied by reading questions designed to focus students on the essentials of each case and to stimulate further thought.

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Research theme: Administrative Law

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The Law of Torts in Australia (5th edition)

Author(s): Peter Cane, Kit Barker, Mark Lunney, Francis Trindade

The Law of Torts in Australia, Fifth Edition, remains the book to turn to for authoritative and comprehensive discussion of tort law from a distinctively Australian perspective. The content of this new edition has been restructured and navigation improved to make this a more student-friendly text. It includes discussion of the major amendment of the Trade Practices Act 1974, which produced the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Australian Consumer Law.  There are also separate chapters on duty of care in negligence, and causation and remoteness of damage have been reinstated, and the discussion of economic loss in the duty of care chapter has been radically reorganised and significantly rewritten.

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Research theme: Administrative Law, Criminal Law

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Administrative Law (5th ed)

Author(s): Peter Cane

The fifth edition of this key student text provides an accessible and stimulating account of the legal framework of public administration. The new edition has been thoroughly reorganized to reflect the modern transformation in the perception of the nature and function of administrative law.

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Research theme: Administrative Law

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The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

Editor(s): Peter Cane, Herbert Kritzer

The early years of the first decade of the twenty-first century saw the emergence and rapid development of a movement that labelled itself “Empirical Legal Studies” (ELS). This book acknowledges the diversity of empirical investigation of law, legal systems, and other legal phenomena. In particular, there are at least three approaches and research groupings that predate the contemporary ELS movement, which may be respectively identified as socio-legal/law and society (an interdisciplinary movement with strong roots in sociology but including scholars from a wide range of traditional disciplines including law), empirically oriented law-and-economics, and judicial behaviour/politics. This book also explores three key dimensions of policing: order management, crime management, and security management. Finally, it concludes by identifying some emerging trends in the organization and conduct of police work as policing organizations seek to reconfigure their capacities and capabilities to meet new challenges. The phrase “empirical legal research” in the title, The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research, is designed both to reflect and to celebrate the healthy pluralism of empirical approaches to the study of law and legal phenomena.

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Centre: PEARL

Research theme: Legal Theory

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The Hart-Fuller Debate in the 21st Century

Editor(s): Peter Cane

This book presents the papers and comments on those papers delivered at a colloquium held at the Australian National University in December 2008 to celebrate 50 years since the publication in the Harvard Law Review of the famous and wide-ranging debate between HLA Hart and Lon L Fuller. These essays do not to re-run that debate and they are not confined to discussion of the jurisprudential issues canvassed by Hart and Fuller. Rather they pick up on strands in the debate and re-think them in the light of social, political and intellectual developments in the past 50 years and changed ways of understanding law and other normative systems. This collection looks forward rather than backward using the debate as a point of departure and inspiration.   

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Research theme: Legal Theory

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