The Wrongs of Tort

The Wrongs of Tort

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This book challenges the assumption in law education that tort is 'objective', 'neutral' and 'apolitical', and reveals how it is imbued with politics. The authors argue that the system of tort is usually hidden from students and lawyers, and that this is unacceptable because the system is arbitrary, and its underlying ideology callous. This controversial book challenges the prevailing orthodoxy, and continues to shed light on the dusty annals of traditional tort doctrine.This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of the many new developments since its original publication - without losing any of the spirit or vigour of the original text.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745312985
  • 9780745312989

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'This is a truly first rate text, and, indeed, required reading for all critical students of tort' -- Student Law Review 'A particularly welcome substantive step towards filling the lacuna within the critical legal agenda' -- Modern Law Review 'Coherently brings together many of the arguments that the left has pressed against tort law' -- Cambridge Law Journalshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Table of Cases Table of Statutes 1. Introducing a Critical Perspective 2. The Duty of Care in Negligence 3. Carelessness, Cause and Consequence 4. Historical Perspectives on Negligence 5. Negligence as Accident Compensation 6. Nuisance: the Pale Green Tort 7. Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law: Remedying Sexual harassment and Abuse 8. Concluding Thoughts Notes References Indexshow more

About Joanne Conaghan

Richard W. Painter is Dean of the School of Law, Staffordshire University. He has written widely on employment law. _x000B_Keith Puttick is a barrister and is Principal Lecturer in Law at Staffordshire University.show more

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