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Essays on Contract

P. S. Atiyah


This is a revised edition of the paperback Essays on Contract, which was published by OUP in 1988. With the addition of a previously unpublished chapter, this chapter is an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the views on the law and theory of contract. The new essay, ‘Freedom of Contract and the New Right’, charts the latest shift in the development of contract law, this time back in the direction of Freedom of Contract. This shift, the author argues, can be traced directly to the growing strength of the ‘New Right’ and its advocacy of political and economic freedom.

Keywords: contract law, New Right, political freedom, economic freedom, contract

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198254447
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254447.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. S. Atiyah, author
St John's College, Oxford