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The Project of Harmonizing European Tort Law

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H. Conclusion

It is inevitable that the project of harmonization of European tort law will become the subject of political debate and conflict, both with respect to the merits of harmonization generally and with respect to particular issues that form the substance of harmonization. This is the way of decision-making within democratic societies. Absent the benevolent dictator, it is the best way of decision-making available. However, once the politicians and lobbyists have taken the floor we will all be happy to have sets of Principles which were discussed and drafted by a group of scholars, neutral and devoted to the promotion of justice in Europe.

University of Bonn. This article is an extended version of a paper presented at the conference of the European Group on Tort Law held in Vienna, 19–20 May 2005, where the Principles of European Tort Law were presented to the public. The manuscript was brought up to date as of June 2006. An earlier version was published in 42 Common Market Law Review (CML Rev.) 2005, 1269–1312.

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Wagner, G. (2006). The Project of Harmonizing European Tort Law. In: Koziol, H., Steininger, B.C. (eds) European Tort Law 2005. Tort and Insurance Law, vol 2005. Springer, Vienna. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-31136-3_34

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