The Classification of Obligations

Hardcover | November 1, 1997

EditorPeter Birks

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This is an important book which explores the classification of obligations. This is a very topical subject since the professions only started requiring Obligations in the compulsory core as recently as October 1995. It is fitting that it is examined here by contributors who are among thebest-known writers in this field. The contributions include A New 'Seascape' for Obligations: Reclassification on the Basis of Measure of Damages by Jane Stapleton; Basic Obligations by James Penner; and an essay by Peter Birks himself entitled, Definition and Division: A Meditation on Institutes.These essays combine practical and academic perspectives which usefully highlight contemporary trends in the law of obligations. The book will be a valuable addition to the libraries of all teachers involved in this area of law.

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This is an important book which explores the classification of obligations. This is a very topical subject since the professions only started requiring Obligations in the compulsory core as recently as October 1995. It is fitting that it is examined here by contributors who are among thebest-known writers in this field. The contributio...

Peter Birks is Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198265980

ISBN - 13:9780198265986

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Editor's PrefaceTable of CasesPeter Birks: One: Definition and Division: A Meditation on InstitutesErnest Weinrib: Two: The Juridical Classification of ObligationsHugh Collins: Three: Legal Classification as the Production of Knowledge SystemsNicholas McBride: Four: The Classification of Obligations and Legal EducationJames Penner: Five: Basic ObligationsJeffrey Hackney: Six: More than a Trace of the Old PhilosophyJoshua Getzler: Seven: Patterns of FusionJane Stapleton: Eight: A New `Seascape' for Obligations: Reclassification on the Basis of Measure of DamagesDavid Howarth: Nine: Is there a Future for International Torts?Simon Deakin: Ten: Private Law, Economic Rationality and the Regulatory State

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`Birks is to be commended on the even-handedness of his editorship on treatments of a matter about which he feels so strongly ... Who can read Birks and not feel the power of his passionate criticisms of what often now passes for legal education?'David Campbell, Journal of Law and Society