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Corrective justice and personal responsibility in tort law

Beever, Allan (2008) Corrective justice and personal responsibility in tort law Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 28, (3), Autumn Issue, pp. 475-500. (doi:10.1093/ojls/gqn017).

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It is sometimes argued that tort law is, or ought to be understood as, a system of personal responsibility and corrective justice. Moreover, it is often assumed that these notions are identical, or at least compatible. In fact, however, personal responsibility and corrective justice are very different concepts and they produce very different pictures of the law. The article demonstrates this by comparing the way in which personal responsibility and corrective justice deal with three important problems: the presence of non-subjective standards in the law, the place of liability insurance, and the relationship between law and politics.

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Published date: 2008


Local EPrints ID: 147951
ISSN: 0143-6503
PURE UUID: 355b0ba1-6515-4369-a9ef-2c50cddc88c2

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Author: Allan Beever

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