Contract Theory

Contract Theory

by Stephen A. Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198765614

ISBN-13: 9780198765615

Pub. Date: 06/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is both an examination of, and a contribution to, our understanding of the theoretical foundations of the common law of contract. Focusing on contemporary debates in contract theory, Introduction to Contract Theory aims to help readers better understand the nature and justification of the general idea of contractual obligation, as well as the nature and

Overview

This book is both an examination of, and a contribution to, our understanding of the theoretical foundations of the common law of contract. Focusing on contemporary debates in contract theory, Introduction to Contract Theory aims to help readers better understand the nature and justification of the general idea of contractual obligation, as well as the nature and justification of the particular rules that make up the law of contract.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198765615
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Series:
Clarendon Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. I: ON THE NATURE OF THEORY What is Contract Theory?
2. II: GENERAL THEORIES OF CONTRACT General Theories: A Provisional Map
3. The Nature of Contractual Obligation
4. The Justification for Contractual Obligation: The Normative Question
5. III: TOPICS IN CONTRACT LAW Introduction to Contract Law Topics
6. Establishing Agreement: Offer and Acceptance
7. The Kinds of Agreements that are Enforced: Consideration, Intent to Create Legal Relations and Formalities
8. The Kinds of Agreements that are not Enforced: Contracts Contrary to Public Policy
9. The Content of a Contract: Interpretation of Contracts
10. Reasons for Setting Aside Contracts: Duress, Unconscionability, Mistake, Misrepresentation, Frustration, Non Performance
11. Breach of Contract
12. Remedies for Breach
13. Who Can Enforce a Contract?

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