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Regulating Contracts by Hugh Collins
Book DescriptionUsing an interdisciplinary approach involving economics, sociology, and law, Regulating Contracts explores fundamental questions about contracts and legal regulation. What kind of social relation do contracts create, or, more precisely, how do contracts cover social interaction? How are contractual relations or more generally markets constructed? Does the law play a significant role in contractual practices, and in particular what do lawyers, courts, and legal sanctions contribute to the contractual social order? For what distributive purposes does the law attempt regulation? The controversial conclusions of this study suggest that the law plays an insignificant role in the construction of markets, and that law and lawyers could provide better assistance by using indeterminate regulation that permits the recontextualization of legal reasoning. Legal regulation of contracts concerned with redistributive tasks, such as redress of unfairness, countering unjust power relations, and access to justice, is evaluated both with respect to the objectives of regulation and the search for the most efficient and efficacious form of regulation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198298175
(242mm x 161mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Written by the UK's foremost employment lawyers, this textbook is both comprehensive and engaging with detailed commentary and integrated materials.
Networks as Connected Contracts, Hardback (May 2011)
This translation of Teubner's work sets out his concept of 'connected contracts' and explains how it addresses the problems posed by networks.
Employment Law, Hardback (June 2010)
Providing a clear introduction to employment law, this updated edition looks at the principles of the law governing employment relations, including employment contracts, industrial relations, discrimination laws, and the application of human rights law.
European Civil Code, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Hugh Collins
Hugh Collins examines whether the harmonisation of private law in the European Union would be a desirable development.
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Author Biography - Hugh Collins
Hugh Collins is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science
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