Contract Theory (Clarendon Law Series) by Stephen A. Smith

By Stephen A. Smith

This ebook is either an exam of, and a contribution to, our figuring out of the theoretical foundations of the typical legislations of agreement. targeting modern debates in agreement conception, agreement thought goals to aid readers higher comprehend the character and justification of the overall notion of contractual legal responsibility, in addition to the character and justification of the actual ideas that make up the legislation of agreement. The publication is in 3 parts.
Part I introduces the assumption of 'contract theory', and offers a framework for deciding upon, classifying, and comparing agreement theories.
Part II describes and evaluates crucial common theories of agreement; examples comprise promissory theories, reliance-based theories, and monetary theories.
In half III, the theoretical matters raised by means of many of the particular doctrines that make up the legislations of agreement (e.g., provide and reputation, attention, mistake, treatments, etc.) are tested in separate chapters. The criminal concentration of the publication is the typical legislation of the uk, however the theoretical literature mentioned is foreign in foundation; the arguments mentioned are therefore appropriate to realizing the legislation of alternative universal legislation jurisdictions and, mostly, to figuring out the
law of civil legislation jurisdictions as well.

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