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Compensation for Victims of Terrorism - Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control, Second Series (Hardback)
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Compensation for Victims of Terrorism - Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control, Second Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 297 Pages / Published: 25/04/2005
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When the Victims' Compensation Fund was established following the events of 9/11, it set off a series of debates on the logic of compensation for victims of terrorist acts. Why do we generally compensate for injuries, and how do injuries and deaths caused by acts of terrorism differ from those caused by more ordinary means? What criteria should we consider when determining compensation: the financial need or deprivation or the survivors? the negligence of a public or private entity? Professor Marshall Shapo delves into these and other questions as he teases out the lines of the debate to present a framework for future lawmakers faced with shaping compensation programs for terrorist victims.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780379215465
Number of pages: 297
Weight: 877 g
Dimensions: 261 x 185 x 26 mm


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"Shapo has proven once again that he is one of America's preeminent tort scholars. Compensation for Victims of Terrorism is a provocative analysis of the government's response to the events of 9/11 in general and the Victim's Compensation Fund in particular. More interesting, however, is the contextual references to the jurisprudence of injury. While the book is about terrorism compensation, it affords a much broader consideration of how society does or could respond to injury across the entire spectrum of causes."
Larry S. Stewart, Stewart, Tilghman, Fox, & Bianchi


"September 11 in an incisive new context. Marshall Shapo tells masterfully what terrorism and tort law have in common: both pull government into the misfortunes that jar us civilians in our day-to-day lives. A definitive study."
Anita Bernstein, Sam Nunn Professor of Law, Emory University, GA and Wallace Stevens Professor of Law, New York Law School


"[The book] has much to offer the scholar and the layman alike. This thought provoking and easy to read book explores the nuances of how society responds to the needs of victims of terrorism. Shapo, a noted torts scholar, explains with uncommon clarity and coherence both the promise and limitations of traditional tort law as victims of terrorism seek justice and compensation for their loss. He describes the origin, implementation and overall performance of the Victims Compensation Fund, a special alternative remedial scheme created by Congress. Throughout, Shapo maintains a masterful balance between technical detail and big picture perspective."
Thomas Eaton, J. Alton Hosch Professor, University of Georgia School of Law


"In this book, Shapo touches on an array of subjects including current events, law, politics, government, economics, and social science. It should be considered for purchase by academic as well as large public libraries."
John Schroeder, Reference Librarian, Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA


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