Les grands arr ts de la jurisprudence civile
La 13e édition des Grands arrêts de la jurisprudence civile coïncide avec le quatre-vingtième anniversaire de leur parution sous la signature de Henri Capitant. C'est dire que cet ouvrage est le précurseur de tous les recueils de Grands arrêts actuellement existants. Jamais démenti, son succès vient de ce qu'il offre un accès direct aux grandes décisions qui ont permis au Code civil de s'adapter à la réalité sociale contemporaine. L'ouvrage est scindé en deux tomes. Le premier volume réunit la totalité des matières étudiées, d'une université à l'autre, en licence 1 : Introduction, mais aussi droit des personnes, droit de la famille et droit des biens. S'y ajoutent le droit des régimes matrimoniaux et celui des successions et des libéralités qui, situés au confluent du droit de la famille et du droit du patrimoine, sont le prolongement naturel des disciplines précédentes. Le second volume rassemble la théorie générale des obligations (acte juridique, responsabilité, quasi-contrats, régime général) ainsi que les disciplines qui évoluent dans son orbite : contrats spéciaux, sûretés. Il correspond aux matières généralement enseignées en licence 2 et en licence 3. À l'occasion de cette 13e édition, les auteurs ont procédé à une importante mise à jour : nombre de commentaires ont été partiellement ou totalement réécrits pour prendre en compte les évolutions survenues depuis la précédente édition, il y a huit ans.
La semaine juridique
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The Meaning of the City
Jacques Ellul, a former member of a Law Faculty at the University of Bordeaux, was recognized as a brilliant and penetrating commentator on the relationship between theology and sociology. In the Meaning of the City he presents what he finds in the Bible--a sophisticated, coherent theology of the city fully applicable to today's urbanized society. Ellul believes that the city symbolizes the supreme work of man--and, as such, represents man's ultimate rejection of God. Therefore it is the city, where lies man's rebellious heart, that must be reformed. The author stresses the fact that the Bible does not find man's fulfillment in a return to an idyllic Eden, but points rather to a life of communion with the Savior in the city transfigured. The Meaning of the City, says John Wilkinson in his introductory essay to the book, is the theological counterpoint to Ellul's Technological Society, a work that analyzed the phenomenon of the autonomous and totally manipulative post-industrial world. Ellul takes issue with those who idealistically plan new urban environments for man, as though man alone can negate the inherent diabolism of the city. For Ellul, the history of the city from the times of Cain and Nimrod through to Babylon and Jerusalem reveals a tendency to destroy the human being for the sake of human works. Nevertheless, continuing the theme of the tension between two realities that characterizes all his works, Ellul sees God as electing the city as itself an instrument of grace for the believer. William Stringfellow describes The Meaning of the City as a book of startling significance, which should rank beside Reinhold Niebuhr's Moral Man and Immoral Society as a work of truly momentous potential. Douglass D. McFerran adds that it is a book worth serious consideration by anyone interested in the relationship between religious commitment and secular involvement. And John Wilkinson sums it up: There are very few convincingly religious analyses of the sociological phenomena of the present day. . . . Ellul's biblically based sociology is today furnishing the matter for a large and growing group of social protestants, particularly in the United States.
Happiness today is not just a possibility or an option but a requirement and a duty. To fail to be happy is to fail utterly. Happiness has become a religion--one whose smiley-faced god looks down in rebuke upon everyone who hasn't yet attained the blessed state of perpetual euphoria. How has a liberating principle of the Enlightenment--the right to pursue happiness--become the unavoidable and burdensome responsibility to be happy? How did we become unhappy about not being happy--and what might we do to escape this predicament? In Perpetual Euphoria, Pascal Bruckner takes up these questions with all his unconventional wit, force, and brilliance, arguing that we might be happier if we simply abandoned our mad pursuit of happiness. Gripped by the twin illusions that we are responsible for being happy or unhappy and that happiness can be produced by effort, many of us are now martyring ourselves--sacrificing our time, fortunes, health, and peace of mind--in the hope of entering an earthly paradise. Much better, Bruckner argues, would be to accept that happiness is an unbidden and fragile gift that arrives only by grace and luck. A stimulating and entertaining meditation on the unhappiness at the heart of the modern cult of happiness, Perpetual Euphoria is a book for everyone who has ever bristled at the command to "be happy."
Casebook on Contract Law
Jill Poole's bestselling Casebook on Contract Law provides students with a comprehensive selection of case law, addressing all aspects of the subject encountered on undergraduate courses. Extracts have been carefully chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts, and to show how legal principles develop. Cases can either be analysed and discussed in isolation or, taken as a whole, the selection of cases form chapters providing a structured overview of the modern law of contract. Online Resource Centre The casebook is fully supported by an Online Resource Centre, which provides: - Self-test questions and answers - Guidance on answering questions in contract law - Exercises and guidance on reading cases - An opportunity for students to ask the author any questions
EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation
The first comprehensive, authoritative account of the massive new regulatory and supervisory regime which now applies to the EU financial market following the radical and far-reaching regulatory, supervisory, and institutional reforms which have followed since the Global Financial Crisis. By examining the market, political, international, constitutional, and institutional context for the new regime, it provides the reader with a deep understanding not only of therules, but of how and why they were adopted and how they are likely to develop. It examines in-depth the massive array of new rules which have been adopted since 2008 and the related institutionalreforms, including the establishment of the European Securities and Markets Authority.