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The Modern Role of Contract Law

P. S. Atiyah

in Essays on Contract

Published in print August 1990 | ISBN: 9780198254447
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681493 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254447.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

The Modern Role of Contract Law

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Legal theorists and lawyers tends to ignore the correct definition of the concept of ‘contract’ and assume that there is only one paradigm of contract, with its rules applicable to all cases within the scope of contract law. However, the chapter contents this notion and argues that there are some very important issues latent in this conception of contract. This chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of the concept of contract law, citing various remarks on contracts, as well as the limitations of such descriptions. Also illustrated in this chapter is an examination on the role of contract law in modern societies.

Keywords: legal theorists; lawyers; contract; contract law; modern societies

Chapter.  3992 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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