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Selected papers from the meeting of the Law and Society Association held in Berlin during July 2007.
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Inequality and access to financial services / Gregory D Squires The political economy of consumer credit securitization : comparing predatory lending in home finance in the US, UK, Germany and Japan / Christopher L Peterson Consumer overindebtedness in Brazil and the need for new consumer bankruptcy legislation / Claudia Lima-Marques and Antonio Benjamin 'Wannabe WAGS' and 'credit binges' : the constructions of overindebtedness in the UK / Iain Ramsay Overindebted households and law : prevention and rehabilitation in Europe / Johanna Niemi 'A call to arms' : for regulation of consumer lending / Udo Reifner The political economy of the EC consumer credit directive / Sefa M Franklin Disclosure as an imperfect means for addressing overindebtedness : an empirical assessment of comparative approaches / Susan Block-Lied ... [et al.]. Prevention of overindebtedness and mechanisms for resolving overindebtedness of South African consumers / Michelle Kelly-Louw The myth of the cautious consumer : law, culture, economics and politics in the rise and partial fall of unsecured lending in Japan / Souichirou Kozuka and Luke Nottage Making sense of nation-level bankruptcy filing rates / Ronald J Mann Overindebtedness and financial stress : a comparative study in Europe / Catarina Frade and Claudia Abreu Lopes Bankruptcy in Germany : filing rates and the people behind the numbers / Wolfram Backert ... [et al.] Elderly consumer weakness in 'withholding credit' / Johannes Doll Two decades, three key questions, and evolving answers in European consumer insolvency law : responsibility, discretion, and sacrifice / Jason Kilborn A law-in-action approach to comparative study of repayment forms of consumer bankruptcy / Jean Braucher Debt agreements from down under / John Duns and Rosalind Mason Personal bankruptcy in Korea / Soogeun Oh New labour : more debt : the political response / Michael Green Debt counseling in the shadow of the court : the Dutch experience / Nadja Jungmann and Nick Huls.