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The fall and rise of freedom of contract

Author: F H Buckley
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Declared dead some twenty-five years ago, the idea of freedom of contract has enjoyed a remarkable intellectual revival. In The Fall and Rise of Freedom of Contract leading scholars in the fields of contract law and law-and-economics analyze the new interest in bargaining freedom."--BOOK JACKET.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fall and rise of freedom of contract.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607339892
Online version:
Fall and rise of freedom of contract.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)608403853
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F H Buckley
ISBN: 0822323338 9780822323334
OCLC Number: 40762629
Description: xii, 461 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / F.H. Buckley --
I. Free Bargaining and Formalism --
Contracts Small and Contract Large: Contract Law through the Lens of Laissez-Faire / Richard A. Epstein --
The Decline of Formality in Contract Law / Eric A. Posner --
External Critiques of Laissez-Faire Contract Values / Michael J. Trebilcock --
In Defense of the Old Order / Timothy J. Muris --
The Limits of Freedom of Contract in the Age of Laissez-Faire Constitutionalism / Gregory S. Alexander --
II. Bargaining around Tort Law --
Courts and the Tort-Contract Boundary in Product Liability / Paul H. Rubin --
Commodifying Liability / Robert Cooter --
III. Contracting for Land Use Law --
Zoning by Private Contract / Robert H. Nelson --
Dealing with the NIMBY Problem / William A. Fischel --
Devolutionary Proposals and Contractarian Principles / Steven J. Eagle --
The (Limited) Ability of Urban Neighbors to Contract for the Provision of Local Public Goods / Robert C. Ellickson --
IV. Free Bargaining in Family Law --
A Contract Theory of Marriage / Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Scott --
Marriage as a Signal / Michael J. Trebilcock --
Family Law and Social Norms / Eric A. Posner --
Contracting around No-Fault Divorce / Margaret F. Brinig --
V. Bargaining around Bankruptcy Reorganization Law --
Contracting for Bankruptcy Systems / Alan Schwartz --
Free Contracting in Bankruptcy / F.H. Buckley --
Free Contracting in Bankruptcy at Home and Abroad / Robert K. Rasmussen --
VI. Choosing Law by Contract --
Contract and Jurisdictional Freedom / Bruce H. Kobayashi and Larry E. Ribstein --
A Comment on Contract and Jurisdictional Competition / Michael Klausner --
Choice of Law as Precommitment Device / Geoffrey P. Miller --
Corporate Law as the Paradigm for Contractual Choice of Law / Roberta Romano.
Responsibility: edited by F.H. Buckley.

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Suitable for legal scholars and specialists in contract law, this book includes essays that consider how free bargaining rights might reasonably be extended in tort, property, land-use planning,  Read more...

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"These brilliant essays show that the ethic of respect for the uniqueness of individuals can influence and justify a return to bargaining freedom in a surprising variety of legal areas."-James W. Read more...

 
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