Beschreibung "Self-regulation in Private Law in Japan and Germany"
Special Issue No. 10 of the Journal of Japanese Law
celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of the Journal
and presents an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis
of the role that self-regulation plays in private law in Japan
and Germany. Self-regulation – sometimes also called soft
law – is of growing relevance for both countries’ modern industrial
societies. Some forms of self-regulation have stood the
test of time, such as commercial customs or general contract
terms. But there are also new types in the form of what is
called “state induced” selfregulation. These emerge when governments delegate some of their traditional tasks to private institutions, as is increasingly the case.
Leading private and commercial law scholars from Japan and
Germany address the highly complex and diversifi ed phenomenon
of self-regulation from a theoretical as well as practical
perspective. The book is the first comparative study in this
surprisingly under-researched area of law.
Carl Heymanns Verlag
Zeitschrift für japanisches Recht Sonderheft 10