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Trebilcock, M. J.

Works: 328 works in 1,003 publications in 2 languages and 20,674 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Contracts  Trials, litigation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Other
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Most widely held works by M. J Trebilcock
The regulation of international trade by M. J Trebilcock( Book )

77 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the rules and institutions that govern international trade. This new edition has been fully up-dated to take account of the most recent developments
The making of the mosaic : a history of Canadian immigration policy by Ninette Kelley( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the ideas, interests, institutions, and rhetoric that have shaped Canada's immigration history." "Beginning their study in the pre-Confederation period, the authors tell of the dramatic transformations that have characterized Canadian attitudes towards immigrants. While, at first, few obstacles were placed in the way of newcomers to Canada, the turn of the century brought policies of increasing selectivity. The massive deportations of the First World War and Depression eras were exceeded in harshness only by the tactics implemented during the Second World War, when nearly all of the Japanese-Canadian population was subjected to forced relocation and when Jewish refugees fleeing from mass extermination abroad were turned away from Canada's shores." "Bringing readers up to date with an analysis of the more expansionary policies of the 1990s, the authors clarify the central issues and attitudes underlying each phase and juncture of policy decision making. Their thoughtful study reveals a set of core normative and ethical values that have been fundamental in the making of the Canadian mosaic."--Jacket
The limits of freedom of contract by M. J Trebilcock( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our Legal System is committed to the idea that private markets and the law of contracts that supports them are the primary institutions for allocating goods and services in a modern economy. Yet the market paradigm, Michael Trebilcock argues, leaves substantial room for challenge. For example, should people be permitted to buy and sell blood, bodily organs, surrogate babies, pornography, or sexual favors? Is it fair to allow people with limited knowledge about a transaction and its consequences to enter into it without guidance from experts? Finally, do people always know their own preferences, many of which may be socially conditioned?" "These are only a few of the issues Trebilcock explores in this sweeping analysis of the private ordering model of contract law and the major theoretical camps critiquing it, including the communication and the feminist. He examines the implication that the private ordering paradigm simultaneously promotes autonomy and welfare values, and argues that in many contexts the convergence of these values is much more contestable than its proponents claim. The book treats all the conflicting perspectives with care, acknowledging both their strengths and their weaknesses, and using them to illuminate many specific dilemmas. Trebilcock also pays close attention to how various theories may be translated into practice, revealing that ideas which appear to oppose each other at an abstract level are in fact similar when implemented at the institutional level." "In conclusion, Trebilcock argues that we need to be more alert to the possibility of adopting public policies that broaden access to market opportunities for the disadvantaged. Economists, lawyers, political scientists, philosophers, and policy analysts will all benefit from reading this brilliant synthesis and reinterpretation of contract law."--Jacket
Exploring the domain of accident law : taking the facts seriously by Donald N Dewees( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the academic literature on the tort system has traditionally been doctrinal or, in recent years, highly theoretical. Very little of this literature provides an in-depth consideration of how the system works, and whether or not there are any feasible alternatives. Exploring the Domain of Accident Law contributes valuable new evidence to the tort law reform debate. It will be of interest to academic lawyers and economists, policy analysts, policy professionals in government and research organizations, and all those affected by tort law reform
Trade and transitions : a comparative analysis of adjustment policies by M. J Trebilcock( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a comparative study of eight leading industrial powers this book argues that ǹew protectionism' is economically inefficient and countries should try to develop the policies which are least harmful to their trading partners
The Professions and public policy by Philip Slayton( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professions in American society are examined in this collection of 24 papers given at a conference sponsored by the Law and Economics program of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. An attempt is made to define and focus on the issues that fail to be considered in any re-evaluation of public policies towards the professions. The essays examine: regulatory philosophies such as competition policy and self-regulation; who qualifies for self-regulation and the objectives of professional education; supply and access; paraprofessionals; employed professionals and their income and power of bargaining; and regulating continuing competence. An introduction by Michael J. Trebilcock defines the need for examining the role of professionals. The final chapter by Ivan Illich concludes that the present time will be remembered as The Age of Schooling, "when people for one-third of their lives were trained to accumulate needs on prescription and for the other two-thirds were clients of prestigious pushers who managed their habits." It is suggested that professional dominance be channeled to provide for the actual needs of society. (Lc)
Hard choices, soft law : voluntary standards in global trade, environment, and social governance by John J Kirton( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An important read for academics and policy-makers alike, Hard Choices, Soft Law asserts that voluntary standards, or 'soft' law, are an important supplement to international law in a number of areas. This key work firstly outlines the approach taken to combining soft and hard law and trade, environment and labour values in the WTO and NAFTA, and in the prospective Millennium Round. Then, using the forestry sector - a realm where formal international law remains largely absent - the book provides a detailed examination of the role of soft law in action. It demonstrates how soft and hard law can be combined to promote trade, environmental and social cohesion, in ways that also permit sustainable development. Hard Choices, Soft Law presents a wealth of knowledge from a range of contributors familiar with the work of the G7/G8, the OECD, the Biodiversity Convention and the Codex Alimentarius."--Jacket
The political economy of economic adjustment : the case of declining sectors by M. J Trebilcock( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The primary purpose of this study is to examine why nations find it difficult in practice to adopt and maintain policies of "positive adjustment." We therefore review both Canadian and comparative experience. Essentially, the perspective we have adopted in this study is a "public choice" or "economics of politics" framework in which we analyze political constraints on economically desirable forms of adjustment. The principal focus will be on policies toward declining industrial sectors and the exit of resources from such sectors."--p. 2
Federalism and the Canadian economic union by Ontario Economic Council( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule of law reform and development : charting the fragile path of progress by M. J Trebilcock( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important book addresses a number of key issues regarding the relationship between the rule of law and development. It presents a deep and insightful inquiry Into the current orthodoxy that the rule of law is the panacea for the world's problems. The authors chart the precarious progress of law reforms both in overall terms and in specific policy areas such as the judiciary, the police, tax administration and access to justice, among others. They accept that the rule of law is necessarily tied to the success of development, although they propose a set of procedural values to enlighten this institutional approach. The authors also recognize that states face difficulties in implementing this institutional structure, and identify the probable impediments, before proposing a rethink of law reform strategies and offering some conclusions about the role of the international community in the rule of law reform."--Jacket
Understanding trade law by M. J Trebilcock( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a short, straightforward account of the basic structure and principles of international trade law written by one of the leading authorities in this field."--Back cover
The Choice of governing instrument by Economic Council of Canada( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with losers : the political economy of policy transitions by M. J Trebilcock( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whenever governments change policies—tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others—there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately induced by the pre-reform set of policies. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with policy changes, either through explicit government compensation, grandfathering, phased or postponed implementation, is ubiquitous across the policy landscape. Much of the existing literature covers government takings, yet compensation for expropriation comprises merely a tiny part of the universe of such strategies. Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions explores both normative and political rationales for transition cost mitigation strategies and explains which strategies might create an aggregate, overall enhancement in societal welfare beyond mere compensation. Professor Michael J. Trebilcock highlights the political rationales for mitigating such costs and the ability of potential losers to mobilize and obstruct socially beneficial changes in the absence of well-crafted transition cost mitigation strategies. This book explores the political economy of transition cost mitigation strategies in a wide variety of policy contexts including public pensions, U.S. home mortgage interest deductions, immigration, trade liberalization, agricultural supply management, and climate change, providing tested examples and realistic strategies for genuine policy reform."--Publisher's website
Regulating traffic safety by Martin L Friedland( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traffic accidents are responsible for the greatest number of deaths each year for many age groups. At present, authorities rely heavily on policing and prosecutions to control accidents. The authors of this work examine the effectiveness of these and other techniques, and suggest alternatives that may provide better results.They particularly favour an epidemilogical approach that takes driver conduct as a given and looks for other ways to control the frequency and severity of accidents. They examine the use of rewards to encourage good driving and the use of licensing to control the exposure of high-risk drivers. The deterrent effect of civil liability and the question of no-fault insurance are also considered, as are various methods used to control drinking and driving.The authors conclude by asking for greater evaluation of the interventions used. Traffic safety research, they argue, has barely begun to confront the central policy issue: how can society get the greatest payoff from the marginal dollar spent to prevent accidents?
Bijuralism : an economic approach by Albert Breton( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents an analysis of bi- or multijuralism, the situation that arises when contracting parties to a transaction are located in jurisdictions with different legal systems. The book is written in a style accessible to lawyers and economists alike
The law and economics of Canadian competition policy by Paul Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a unique cross-disciplinary approach to scholarship in law and economics, this much-needed work expounds and critically evaluates all of the major doctrines of Canadian competition policy. The topics addressed, each in a separate chapter, include: Canadian competition policy in an historical context; basic economic concepts; multi-firm conduct; horizontal agreements; the merger review process; predatory pricing and price discrimination; vertical restraints; intra-brand competition; inter-brand competition; abuse of dominance; competition policy and intellectual property rights; competition policy and trade policy; competition policy and regulated industries; and enforcement. The treatment of each substantive topic is organized first around a discussion of the relevant body (or bodies) of economic theory and then the pertinent bodies of legal doctrine, including case law. Each chapter contains a critique of existing law in light of contemporary economic theory. This is the only book available that offers an up-to-date integrated analysis of economic theory and legal doctrine in the context of Canadian competition policy
The design of competition law institutions : global norms, local choices by Eleanor M Fox( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Competition (or antitrust) law is national law. More than 120 jurisdictions have adopted their own competition law. Is there a need for convergence of the competition law systems of the world? Much effort has been devoted to nudging substantive law convergence in the absence of an international law of competition. But it is widely acknowledged that institutions play as great a role as substantive principles in the harmonious - or dissonant - application of the law. This book provides the first in depth study of the institutions of antitrust. It does so through a particular inquiry: Do the competition systems of the world embrace substantially the same process norms? Are global norms embedded in the institutional arrangements, however disparate? Delving deeply into their jurisdictions, the contributors illuminate the inner workings of the systems and expose the process norms embedded within. Case studies feature Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, South Africa, the USA, and the European Union, as well as the four leading international institutions involved in competition: the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the International Competition Network; and the introductory and synthesizing chapter by the directors of the project draws also from the new institutional arrangements of Brazil and India. The book reveals that there are indeed common process norms across the very different systems; thus, this study is a counterpart to studies on convergence of substantive rules. The synthesizing chapter observes an emerging 'sympathy of systems' in which global process norms, along with substantive norms, play a critical role. The book provides benchmarks for the field and suggests possibilities for future development when the norms are embraced in aspiration but not yet in practice. It offers insights for all interested in competition law and global governance."--Publisher's website
Middle income access to justice by A. J Duggan( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle Income Access to Justice presents a variety of innovative solutions, from dispute resolution process reforms to the development of non-lawyer forms of assistance and new methods for funding legal expenses
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Alternative Names
Michael John Trebilcock

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트레빌코크, 마이클 J

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The making of the mosaic : a history of Canadian immigration policyThe limits of freedom of contractExploring the domain of accident law : taking the facts seriouslyTrade and transitions : a comparative analysis of adjustment policiesHard choices, soft law : voluntary standards in global trade, environment, and social governanceRule of law reform and development : charting the fragile path of progressUnderstanding trade lawBijuralism : an economic approachThe law and economics of Canadian competition policy