Synopses & Reviews
Over the past two decades, the field of law and economics has matured to the point where scholars have employed the latest economic methods in an effort to understand the nature of legal rules and to guide legal reform. This book is the first to provide a broad survey of this scholarship as it has been applied to problems in torts, contracts, property, and litigation. It will therefore serve as a convenient reference guide to this exciting field.
Focusing on the plight of the world's cities, the 1998 Report examines urban vulnerability, traffic accidents, shelter and psychological support, sanctions against Iraq, Africa's refugee 'cities', Europe's floods, and Colombia's disasters.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-230) and index.