viii, 453 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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 /Cláudia Lima-Marques and Antônio 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, Richard Wiener, Jason A Cantone and Michael Holtje 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, Ditmar Brock, Götz Lechner and Katja Maischatz 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.
Selected papers from the meeting of the Law and Society Association held in Berlin during July 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.