Contract In Context by Richard Austen-bakerContract In Context by Richard Austen-baker

Contract In Context

byRichard Austen-baker, Qi ZhouEditorRichard Austen-baker

Paperback | August 27, 2014

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Contract in Contextprovides an easy to read, in depth analysis of the purpose and role of contract law and the theories that surround it. It looks at the historical development of contract law as well as providing detailed analysis of some of the leading theoretical explanations and how they are applied on an international level.

The book's accessibility is enhanced by text boxes defining key concepts and terms and by bullet-point lists and descriptions further enlivened by biographical notes for leading figures and scholars. This ensures that students are able to gain a firm grasp and a clear understanding of the narratives and theories explained in the book.

Contract in Contextis unique in that it is not limited to one jurisdiction, making it ideal for students around the globe wishing to develop or expand their knowledge of contract law.

Richard Austen-Bakeris Senior Lecturer in Law at Lancaster University Law School where he has taught since 2004. He has been teaching contracts to undergraduates every year since 1999 and as well as Advanced Contract, a course on contract theory taken by 15-20 final year students each year.Qi Zhouis Associate Professor for Law at the U...
Title:Contract In ContextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 27, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415663172

ISBN - 13:9780415663175

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Table of Contents

1. What is Contract for? and What is Contract Law for? 2. The Historical Context of Contract 3. The Ideological Context of Contract 4. Classical & Neo-Classical Contract 5. The Relational Context of Contract 6. The Economic Theories of Contract Law Part I 7. The Economic Theories of Contract Law Part II

Editorial Reviews

There are few such textbooks looking at contract law theory (and, as the foreword rightly points out, none have been published for a number of years). This first edition of Contract in Context is therefore timely and an excellent addition to any student's (or practitioner's) contract law library. Russell J Kelsall for The Student Law Journal