Civil enforcement in a comparative perspective : a public management challenge
- Full Title:
- Civil enforcement in a comparative perspective : a public management challenge
- Kennett, Wendy A.
- Statement of Responsibility:
- Wendy Kennett
- xx, 688 p.
- There is an abundance of literature on the regulation of lawyers, civil procedure, the judiciary and the administration of the civil courts in Europe. Surprisingly,...
Summary:There is an abundance of literature on the regulation of lawyers, civil procedure, the judiciary and the administration of the civil courts in Europe. Surprisingly, however, and in contrast to the situation in criminal cases, academic interest in the civil process appears to dwindle after final judgment. Civil enforcement agents (bailiffs) are part of the machinery of justice and exercise state authority, yet their role and regulation have been subjected to little academic scrutiny. This is all the more astonishing given that they exercise state authority and, in most jurisdictions, have extensive access to information about debtors, as well as significant coercive powers. A wide range of different institutions have been given responsibility for civil enforcement: courts, officers under the supervision of the courts but external to them, administrative agencies, independent professionals and even freelance certificated agents. Moreover, the range of functions that these institutions undertake often extends beyond the enforcement of judgments and other enforcement titles: in some states they can issue payment orders, or act as administrators in bankruptcy; they may also play a significant role in the amicable recovery of debts, or be involved in debt restructuring procedures; they may be limited to the enforcement of civil judgments and authentic instruments, or also collect taxes and other public law debts. In the latter case, mass processing requirements shape the character of the enforcement institution.
This book seeks to expose to view this fertile research territory. In doing so, it sets out two objectives. First, to highlight and explain the diversity of bailiff organisations in Europe. Second, to ask how far governments are taking responsibility for the public management of enforcement activities in the light of their impact on citizens and the increased significance attributed to personal autonomy and financial capability in the ‘neoliberal’ era. In this latter context, attention is paid to the influence of public management trends over the last thirty years and to questions of digital government and data protection.
- • Table of Contents and Preliminary Pages (p. 0) • Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 1) • PART I. PRELIMINARY MATTERS: HISTORICAL LEGACY AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT...
Contents:• Table of Contents and Preliminary Pages (p. 0) • Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 1) • PART I. PRELIMINARY MATTERS: HISTORICAL LEGACY AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT THEORY • Chapter 2. Enforcement Tasks and Models (p. 27) • Chapter 3. Public Management Trends (p. 53) • Chapter 4. Civil Enforcement: A Public Management Perspective (p. 87) • PART II. ADMINISTRATIVE MODEL • Chapter 5. Sweden: An Executive Enforcement Agency (p. 125) • PART III. OUTSOURCING ENFORCEMENT: JUDICIAL OFFICERS • Chapter 6. The Public Management of Judicial Officers (p. 161) • Chapter 7. The Logic of Competition (p. 189) • Chapter 8. Judicial Officers in Belgium: Tradition and Modernisation (p. 215) • Chapter 9. Judicial Officers in France: The Winds of Change (p. 243) • Chapter 10. Judicial Officers in the Netherlands: Bringing Public Management Back In? (p. 297) • Chapter 11. Public Management and Policy Transfer in CEE Countries (p. 361) • Chapter 12. Judicial Officers in CEE Countries (p. 379) • PART IV. COURT-CENTRED ENFORCEMENT AND HYBRID INSTITUTIONAL MODELS • Chapter 13. Spain: State Structure and Reform Dynamics (p. 441) • Chapter 14. Austria and Slovenia: A Process of Incremental Reform (p. 489) • Chapter 15. Germany: The Long Shadow of the 19th Century (p. 521) • Chapter 16. Conclusions (p. 565)
- Publisher & Date:
- Cambridge : Intersentia, 2021.
- Date of Publication:
- C 282.10
- 9781780688183 (pbk)
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