Failures of American civil justice in international perspective

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Full title: Failures of American civil justice in international perspective / James R. Maxeiner ; with Gyooho Lee, Armin Weber ; and a foreword by Philip K. Howard.
Main author: Maxeiner, James.
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete.
, ProQuest (Firm)
Other authors: Yi, Kyu-ho, 1967-
Weber, Armin, 1947-
Lee, Gyooho.
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Summary: "Civil justice in the United States is neither civil nor just. Instead it embodies a maxim that the American legal system is a paragon of legal process which assures its citizens a fair and equal treatment under the law. Long have critics recognized the system's failings while offering abundant criticism but few solutions. This book provides a comparative-critical introduction to civil justice systems in the United States, Germany, and Korea. It shows the shortcomings of the American system and compares them with German and Korean successes in implementing the rule of law. The author argues that these shortcomings could easily be fixed if the American legal systems were open to seeing how other legal systems' civil justice processes handle cases more efficiently and fairly. Far from being a treatise for specialists, this book is an introductory text for civil justice in the three aforementioned legal systems. It is intended to be accessible to people with a general knowledge of a modern legal system"--
Other authors: Yi, Kyu-ho, 1967-, Weber, Armin, 1947-, Lee, Gyooho.
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete., ProQuest (Firm)
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Classmark: 347.73
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-299) and index.
ISBN: 9781107009936 (hbk.)
9781139115742 (e-book)