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Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective

Editor(s): Johanna Niemi, Iain Ramsay, William C. Whitford
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Published: 27-11-2003
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Edition: 1st
Extent: 378
ISBN: 9781847311030
Imprint: Hart Publishing
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About Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective

Consumer Bankruptcy and over-indebtedness is an emerging field throughout the world. This book provides a comparative appraisal of global developments in this area. It is one of the first book length publications focusing on comparative consumer bankruptcy and over-indebtedness. It combines theoretical and empirical studies of bankruptcy regimes and consumer credit in civilian and common law jurisdictions as well as exploring current reform trends. The book will be of interest to academics, policymakers and law reformers as well as to practitioners.

Table Of Contents

Introduction
JOHANNA NIEMI-KIESILÄINEN, IAIN RAMSAY, WILLIAM C WHITFORD

I: Theoretical Perspectives on Consumer Bankruptcy

1. Consumer Credit Society and Consumer Bankruptcy: Reflections on Credit Cards and Bankruptcy in the Informational Economy
IAIN RAMSAY

2. Collective or Individual? Constructions of Debtors and Creditors in Consumer Bankruptcy
JOHANNA NIEMI-KIESILÄINEN

3. Personal Bankruptcy Law: A Behavioural Perspective
SAUL SCHWARTZ

II: Consumer Over-indebtedness in Countries Without Bankruptcy

4. Consumer Bankruptcy and Over-indebtedness in Brazil
JOSÉ REINALDO DELIMA LOPES

5. Development of Consumer Credit in China and Concerns about the Underlying Legal Infrastructure
XIAN-CHU ZHANG

6. Searching for an Over-indebtedness Regulatory System for Portugal and the European Union
MARIA MANUEL LEIT MAO MARQUES AND CATARINA FRADE

III: New Consumer Bankruptcy Systems

7. 'Thou shalt pay thy debts' Personal Bankruptcy Law and Inclusive Contract Law
UDO REIFNER

8. The Political Economy of Personal Bankruptcy in Israel
RAFAEL EFRAT

9. Current Trends in Consumer Insolvency in Hong Kong
CHARLES D BOOTH

IV: Changes in and Evaluations of Mature Consumer Bankruptcy Regimes

10. Bankruptcy in Transition: The Case of England and Wales-The Neo-Liberal Cuckoo in the European Bankruptcy Nest?
IAIN RAMSAY

11. Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy in Australia
ROSALIND MASON AND JOHN DUNS

12. New Zealand Bankruptcy Law Reform: The New Role of the Official Assignee and the Prospects for a No-Asset Regime
THOMAS GW TELFER

13. Who Uses Chapter 13?
TERESA A SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH WARREN, JAY LAWRENCE WESTBROOK

14. Generosity Versus Accessibility: Bankruptcy, Consumer Credit and Health Care Finance in the US
MELISSA B JACOBY

V: Debtor Education and Debtor Counselling

15. Can Voluntary Debt Settlement and Consumer Bankruptcy Coexist? The Development of Dutch Insolvency Law
NICK HULS, NADJA JUNGMANN, BERT NIEMEIJER

16. Debtor Education in Bankruptcy: The Perspective of Interest Analysis
JEAN BRAUCHER

17. Establishing Financial Literacy Programmes for Consumer Debtors: Complex Issues on the Platter
KAREN GROSS

Reviews

“...will undoubtedly shape the agenda for further research in this field.” –  Adrian Walters, Journal of Consumer Policy, Vol.28, Issue 2

“We are much indebted to Hart Publishing. So far as I am aware, no books dealing with consumer insolvency have previously been published in this country, and we now have two [Comparative Consumer Insolvency Regimes and Consumer Bankruptcy in Global Perspective] launched in the same month. And they are in many respects complementary, even to the point of having cross-references to each other, as well as being especially timely, in view of the reforms to the law of bankruptcy in England and Wales effected by the Enterprise Act 2002

The two books are a rich source of comparative study extending over a wide range of jurisdictions.
These well-researched and informative books make most interesting reading and are to be commended to general as well as specialist readers.


” –  Len Sealy, Cambridge Law Journal

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