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Smits, J. M.

Works: 181 works in 399 publications in 3 languages and 4,940 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent
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Most widely held works by J. M Smits
Coherence and fragmentation in European private law by Pia Letto-Vanamo( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Vorbereitungen laufen bereits viele Jahre, nun liegt er endlich vor: der Entwurf der Europäischen Kommission für ein Gemeinsames Europäisches Kaufrecht als Optionales Instrument. Beteiligte an den Vorarbeiten und wichtige Kritiker derselben setzen sich in diesem höchst empfehlenswerten Buch mit dem Kommissionsentwurf auseinander. Wie wird die Harmonisierung des europäischen Vertragsrechts durch den Entwurf vorangetrieben? Wie "schlägt" sich der Entwurf im Vergleich zum BGB, zum DCFR oder zu den Acquis-Principles? Beleuchtet werden insbesondere Irrtumsanfechtung, AGB-Kontrolle, allgemeines und besonderes Leistungsstörungsrecht beim Kauf und bei verbundenen Dienstleistungen sowie übergreifende Fragestellungen zum Verbraucherrecht. Der Band wird abgerundet durch eine Synopse des Kommissionsentwurfs und der vorangegangenen Machbarkeitsstudie, in der die Entwicklung des Textes deutlich wird
Elgar encyclopedia of comparative law( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of its kind, this comprehensive Encyclopedia on comparative law takes stock of present day comparative law scholarship. Written by authorities in their respective fields, the contributions in this book cover and combine not only questions regarding the methodology of comparative law, but also specific areas of law (such as administrative law and criminal law) and specific topics (such as accident compensation and consideration). In addition, the Encyclopedia contains reports on a selected set of countries, legal systems, and as a whole presents an overview of the current state of affairs. Providing its readers with a unique point of reference, as well as stimulus for further research, this volume is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in comparative law, especially students and scholars."--BOOK JACKET
Private law 2.0 : on the role of private actors in a post-national society by J. M Smits( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Law 2.0: On the Role of Private Actors in a Post-National Societyis the inaugural lecture delivered by Jan M. Smits as Maastricht University-HiiL Chair on the Internationalisation of Law on Tuesday 30 November 2010. Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL)
The mind and method of the legal academic by J. M Smits( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a context of changing times and current debate, this highly topical book discusses the aims, methods and organization of legal scholarship. Jan Smits assesses the recent turn away from doctrinal research towards a more empirical and theoretical way of legal investigation and offers a fresh perspective on what it is that legal academics should deal with and how they should do it. The book also considers the consequences which follow for the organization of the legal discipline by universities and uses this context to discuss the key questions of the internationalization of law schools, quality assessments, legal education and the research culture. Being the first book to address the aim and goals of legal scholarship in an international context, this insightful study will appeal to academics, graduate students, researchers and policymakers in higher education"--Provided by publisher
Contract law : a comparative introduction by J. M Smits( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative and accessible text offers a straightforward and clear introduction to the law of contract suitable for use across geographical boundaries. It introduces the key principles of contract law by comparing solutions from different jurisdictions and has an innovative design with text boxes, colour and graphics, making it a highly attractive tool for studying. This revised second edition has been updated to reflect the most recent changes in the law, including the French reform of the law of obligations and the new UK Consumer Rights Act. A whole new chapter on contracts and third pa
The need for a European contract law : empirical and legal perspectives by J. M Smits( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses an often neglected question in the field of European private law: to what extent is there a need for unification of contract law in Europe? This question is not only important in view of the recent communications on European contract law that were issued by the European Commission. It also provokes the pertinent issue whether diversity of (contract) law is actually a barrier to the proper functioning of the European internal market. In order to answer these questions, this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach: not only law, but also insights from (behavioural) economics and psychology are taken into account"--Book jacket
The making of European private law : toward a ius commune europaeum as a mixed legal system by J. M Smits( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does law matter? : on law and economic growth( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most discussed questions in social science of the last decade is to what extent differences in economic development among countries can be explained by differing law and institutions. According to the 'legal origins'-thesis, the answer is clear: it claims that differences in economic performance are to a large extent dependent on whether a country belongs to the civil law or common law family. Others have severely criticised this thesis. This volume takes stock of the debate and offers an integrated approach that not only takes into account the insights of economics, but also of comparative law and empirics"--P. [4] of cover
Advanced introduction to private law by J. M Smits( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this advanced introduction, one of the world's leading private law scholars takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the different facets and dimensions of the field, from the family home to Kuta Beach and from Thomas Piketty to Nina Hagen. This concise book provides an accessible and fresh introduction to private law, presenting the topic as a unified whole of which the main branches -- on contract, tort, property, family and inheritance -- are governed by conflicts between individual autonomy and countervailing principles. The book stands out as a unique account of how private law allows individuals to optimally flourish in matters of economy, work, leisure, family and life in general
The contribution of mixed legal systems to European private law( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specific performance in contract law : national and other perspectives( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition, codification and unification : comparative-historical essays on developments in civil law( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"200 years ago many civil law jurisdictions adhered to exclusive national codifications of private law, and abandoned the old Ius Commune. Other jurisdictions in the civilian tradition did not engage in codifying private law, and continued along lines of authoritative opinions, case law and fragmented legislation. In our contemporary days the shades of national law slowly melt away, and we imagine a future where new common laws will continue to take shape. This book deals with this mirror image and explores the law in its everlasting tension between tradition and change. Historic and comparative analyses from European, Latin-American and South-African jurisdictions provide us with perspectives on the role of substance, methodology, institutions as well as individuals in developments of law towards the future"--Provided by publisher
The citizen in European private law : norm-setting, enforcement and choice by Citizen in European Private Law (Conference)( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In numerous fields of law, ranging from family law to company law, private actors increasingly set their own rules, revert to private enforcement of those rules and choose the applicable law. Within each field this tendency has already been scrutinised. Until now, however, few attempts have been made to look at these phenomena together with a view to arriving at conclusions that go beyond one specific field. This book is a first attempt to fill this gap. It is relevant for scholars and practitioners working in the individual fields of law covered (private international law, company law, family law, consumer law and commercial law) as well as for scholars and policy makers trying to grasp the overall nature of the increasing privatisation of the law."--
Trusts in mixed legal systems by J. M Milo( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal aspects of implementing international telecommunication links : institutions, regulations, and instruments by Jan Smits( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europees privaatrecht in wording : naar een Ius Commune Europaeum als gemengd rechtsstelsel by J. M Smits( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Naar een Europees privaatrecht?; 2. Hoe een ius commune te bereiken langs een andere dan centralistische weg?; 3. Civil law en common law: de onderscheiden kenmerken; 4. Gemengde rechtsstelsels: het institutionele kader; 5. Geangliciseerd Rooms-Hollands recht in Zuid-Afrika: een inhoud en een methode; 6. Contractenrecht; 7. Aansprakelijkheidsrecht; 8. Goederenrecht
Niet-nakoming : begrip en systeem van de wanprestatie-regeling naar Nederlands recht by J. M Smits( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het vertrouwensbeginsel en de contractuele gebondenheid : beschouwingen omtrent de dogmatiek van het overeenkomstenrecht by J. M Smits( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good Samaritan in European private law : on the perils of principles without a programme and a programme for the future by J. M Smits( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper based on the authors inaugural address discusses the liability of the Good Samaritan in European and American private law. Attention is paid to the questions a whether there is a duty to come to the rescue of people in distress, b whether damages or fees could be awarded to the Samaritan, and c whether the Samaritan himself is liable in case he would cause damages in aiding the other party. Building upon this comparative study, it is subseqently investigated what this means for the unification of law in Europe. It is contended that the drafting of principles of European private law is not the right way to proceed. Philosophical and anthropological insights are used to substantiate this thesis. This culminates in a praise of diversity for European private law
Omstreden rechtswetenschap : over aard, methode en organisatie van de juridische discipline by J. M Smits( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al enkele jaren vindt in Nederland een debat plaats over taak, methode en organisatie van de rechtsgeleerde discipline. 'Omstreden rechtswetenschap' neemt stelling in dit debat. Het besteedt uitgebreid aandacht aan zaken als het doel van de rechtswetenschap, empirisch en klassiek onderzoek, de Nederlandse onderzoekscultuur, de juridische methode en het juridisch onderwijs. Het boek biedt een - soms sterk persoonlijk geïnspireerd - pleidooi voor een internationale en creatieve rechtswetenschap die inzet op waar zij sterk in is: reflectie op wat in onze samenleving behoort
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Elgar encyclopedia of comparative law
Private law 2.0 : on the role of private actors in a post-national societyThe need for a European contract law : empirical and legal perspectivesThe making of European private law : toward a ius commune europaeum as a mixed legal systemThe contribution of mixed legal systems to European private lawSpecific performance in contract law : national and other perspectives
Alternative Names
Jan Smits Dutch legal scholar

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