The Circulation of Agency in E-Justice

Interoperability and Infrastructures for European Transborder Judicial Proceedings

  • Francesco Contini
  • Giovan Francesco Lanzara

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Beyond Interoperability

  3. Building e-Justice: National and European Experiences

  4. Complexity and the Circulation of Agency in Transborder Civil Proceedings

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 355-365

About this book


This book contributes to an understanding of the dynamic complexities involved in the design of e-justice applications that enable online trans-border judicial proceedings in Europe. It provides answers to critical questions with practical relevance: How should online trans-border judicial proceedings be designed in order to deliver effective and timely justice to European citizens, businesses and public agencies? How can the circulation of judicial agency across Europe be facilitated? Based on extensive research, the book explores and assesses the complex entanglements between law and technology, and between national and European jurisdictions that emerge when developing even relatively simple e-services such as those supporting the European small claims procedure and European payment orders. In addition to providing a strong theoretical framework and an innovative approach to e-justice design, this book includes case studies that are based on a common methodology and theoretical framework. It presents original empirical material on the development of e-government systems in the area of European justice. Finally, it introduces the design strategies of Maximum Feasible Simplicity and Maximum Manageable Complexity and, based on them, it proposes architectural and procedural solutions to enhance the circulation of judicial agency.​


Agency in E-Justice Building E-Justice Systems Building Semantic Interoperability Circulation of Agency Circulation of Agency in E-Justice Circulation of agency Conditions for the Circulation of Agency E-Codex Platform E-Justice and Agency EJustice in Portugal Enabling Access to justice Systems Across Europe European Arrest Warrant European Payment Order European Small Claims Procedure European judicial proceedings European trans-border judicial proceedings Infrastructures for European Trans-Border Judicial Proceedings Interoperability and the Schengen Information System Interoperability for European Civil Proceedings Online Money Claim Online Possesion Clain on Line Systems for European Proceedings Online The Civil Trial On-Line in Italy Trans-Border Proceedings Trans-border judicial proceedings

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Contini
    • 1
  • Giovan Francesco Lanzara
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research Council of ItalyResearch Institute on Judicial SystemsBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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