The Intellectual Background, 1870–1970–11

P. S. Atiyah

in The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract

Published in print November 1985 | ISBN: 9780198255277
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681578 | DOI:
The Intellectual Background, 1870–1970–11

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This chapter further examines changes in the intellectual conditions in England during the period from 1870 to 1970 and discusses implications of this for freedom of contract, focusing on individualism and the emergence of the new social order. It suggests that the arrival of the modern commercial and administrative world brought new forms of discipline and the whole country became subject to bureaucratic control. Corporations learned to keep their accounts properly and citizen relations with the state became a matter of routine.

Keywords: freedom of contract; England; intellectual condition; individualism; social order; bureaucratic control; corporations

Chapter.  16385 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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