Contract : A Critical Commentary

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Taking contract doctrine seriously leads to an engagement with deeper questions about the grounds of contractual obligation, the importance of contract law in reality and the nature of change within the law. Providing a commentary on orthodox descriptive accounts of the law of contract, this book focuses on consumer contract, and sees the need for the legislative rescue of consumers as a symptom of past doctrinal failure in the general law.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 162.1 x 227.1 x 21.8mm | 367.42g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, list, index
  • 0745305482
  • 9780745305486

Review quote

'Provocative, stimulating, and eminently readable.' --Journal of Law & Society 'Comprehensive and authoritative ... An excellent book.' --Student Law Review
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About John Wightman

John Wightman is lecturer in law at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
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Table of contents

Black letter and beyond - broadening the study of contract; competing rationales for contract; contract law and reality; the invention of classical contract; the classical law and the triumph of contract; transformation and modern contract; divergence and pluralism in modern contract; judicial review and the scope of contract; the province of contract; the potential of contract.
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