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Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure

Adrian Zuckerman


A sense of crisis in the administration of civil justice is present in many countries. Delays and high costs render access to the civil courts either useless or prohibitively expensive or both. The crisis takes different forms. In some jurisdictions the problems lie in high and unpredictable costs but in others there are overcrowded courts and exorbitant delays. Those interested in civil justice will be familiar with their own system but they will seldom have knowledge of other systems. The chapters in this book survey different systems of civil justice from other jurisdictions. An understandi ... More

Keywords: crisis, administration, civil justice, high costs, civil courts, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198298335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Zuckerman, editor
University College, Oxford

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