Comparative Tort Law
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Comparative Tort Law

Global Perspectives

Edited by Mauro Bussani and Anthony J. Sebok

This revised second edition of Comparative Tort Law: Global Perspectives offers an updated and enriched framework for analysing and understanding the current state of tort law around the world. Using a critical comparative methodology, it covers not only the common tort law issues but also many jurisdictions often overlooked in the mainstream literature. Contributions explore illuminating case studies from tort systems in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, including new chapters specifically discussing tort law in Brazil, India and Russia.
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Chapter 13: Causation theories and causation rules

Marta Infantino

Abstract

The present entry aims to offer a comparative analysis of the ways in which Western tort law systems address the many questions falling under the umbrella of causation. To this purpose, the paper first investigates the role that causation plays in the broader, trans-legal scientific debate over the chains of events that make up any social phenomenon. It then overviews the theories and rules embodying the Western response to causation problems in tort law, and examines who, in the West, actually make these theories and rules, against what cultural backgrounds, and through which technicalities.

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