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Regulating Contracts
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Regulating Contracts

Hugh Collins

Abstract

Using an interdisciplinary approach involving economics, sociology, and law, this book explores fundamental questions about the purposes and effects of legal regulation of contractual relationships. What kind of social relations do contracts create, or, more precisely, how do contracts govern social interaction. How are contractual relations, or more generally, markets constructed? Does the law play a significant role in particular practices, and in particular, what do lawyers, courts, and legal sanctions contribute to the contractual social order? For what distributive purposes does the law a ... More

Keywords: social relations, social interaction, contractual relations, regulation, construction of markets, legal reasoning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258017
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258017.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Collins, author
London School of Economics and Political Science

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