Implicit Dimensions of Contract: Discrete, Relational, and Network Contracts (International Studies in the Theory of Private Law 1)

Implicit Dimensions of Contract: Discrete, Relational, and Network Contracts (International Studies in the Theory of Private Law 1)

By: John Wightman (editor), Hugh Collins (editor), David Campbell (editor)Paperback

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This collection of essays, derived from an international workshop, explores the significance of implicit understandings and tacit expectations of the parties to different kinds of contractual agreements, ranging from simple discrete transactions to long-term associational agreements such as those formed in companies. An interdisciplinary and comparative approach is used to investigate how the law comprehends and gives effect to the these implicit dimensions of contracts. The significance of this enquiry is found not only in relation to the interpretation of contracts in many different contexts, but more fundamentally in how social practices involved in making contracts should be analysed and comprehended.

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David Campbell is Professor of International Business Law at the University of Leeds. Hugh Collins is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics. John Wightman is a Lecturer and Head of Kent Law School, Canterbury.

Contents

List of Contributors 1. Introduction: The Research Agenda of Implicit Dimensions of Contracts Hugh Collins 2. Discovering the Implicit Dimensions of Contracts David Campbell and Hugh Collins 3. The Real and the Paper Deal: Empirical Pictures of Relationships,Complexity and the Urge for Transparent Simple Rules Stewart Macaulay 4. After Investors: Interpretation, Expectation and the Implicit Dimension of the 'New Contextualism' Roger Brownsword 5. Beyond Custom: Contract, Contexts, and the Recognition of Implicit Understandings John Wightman 6. A Comparison of British and American Attitudes Towards the Exercise of Judicial Discretion in Contract Law William C Whitford 7. Reflections on Relational Contract Theory after a Neo-classical Seminar Ian R Macneil 8. Discretionary Powers in Contracts Hugh Collins 9. Recontractualising the Corporation: Implicit Contract as Ideology Paddy Ireland 10. Implicit Contracts, Takeovers, and Corporate Governance: In the Shadow of the City Code Simon Deakin, Richard Hobbs, David Nash and Giles Slinger 11. Expertise as Social Institution: Internalising Third Parties into the Contract Gunther Teubner 12. Implicit Dimensions of Contract and the Oppression of Minority Shareholders Christopher Riley Index CONTENTS: Introduction: Hugh Collins (LSE); The Real Deal and the Paper Deal: Empirical Pictures, Complexity, and the Urge for the Magic of Transparent, Simple Rules: Stewart Macaulay (Wisconsin); Beyond Custom: Contract, Contexts, and the Recognition of Implicit Understandings: John Wightman (Kent); After Investors: Interpretation, Expectation and the Implicit Ethic of Contract: Roger Brownsword (Sheffield); The Want of Consideration for Fairness: David Campbell (Cardiff); A Comparison of British and American Attitudes Towards the Exercise of Judicial Discretion in Contract Law: William Whitford (Wisconsin); Discretionary Powers in Contracts: Hugh Collins (LSE); Expertise as Social Institution: Internalising Third Parties into the Contract: Gunther Teubner (Frankfurt); Implicit Contracts and the Corporation: Paddy Ireland (Kent); How Do, and How Should, Courts Deal with Implicit Contracts? Lessons from the Corporate Context: Chris Riley (Durham); Implicit Contracts and the Evolution of Corporate Governance: The Case of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers: Simon Deakin, Richard Hobbs,David Nash and Giles Slinger (Cambridge University); Reflections on Relational Contract Theory after a Neo-classical Seminar: Ian Macneil (Northwestern)

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  • publication date: 16/07/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781841133492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 414
  • ID: 9781841133492
  • weight: 478
  • ISBN10: 1841133493

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