Changing Concepts of Contract (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2013
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Mulcahy, Linda / Wheeler, Sally
XXI, 239 p.
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Changing Concepts of Contract (inbunden)

Changing Concepts of Contract

Essays in Honour of Ian Macneil

Inbunden Engelska, 2013-10-28
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Changing Concepts of Contract is a prestigious collection of essays that re-examines the remarkable contributions of Ian Macneil to the study of contract law and contracting behaviour. Ian Macneil, who taught at Cornell University, the University of Virginia and, latterly, at Northwestern University, was the principal architect of relational contract theory, an approach that sought to direct attention to the context in which contracts are made. In this collection, nine leading UK contract law scholars re-consider Macneil's work and examine his theories in light of new social and technological circumstances. In doing so, they reveal relational contract theory to be a pertinent and insightful framework for the study and practice of the subject, one that presents a powerful challenge to the limits of orthodox contract law scholarship. In tandem with his academic life, Ian Macneil was also the 46th Chief of the Clan Macneil. Included in this volume is a Preface by his son Rory Macneil, the 47th Chief, who reflects on the influences on his father's thinking of those experiences outside academia. The collection also includes a Foreword by Stewart Macaulay, Malcolm Pitman Sharp Hilldale Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Introduction by Jay M Feinman, Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law.
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'As befitting a volume collecting essays in honour of Ian Macneil, this book offers a range of highly diverse, thought provoking, and occasionally provocative contributions to the theory of contract - making it an apt tribute indeed, as well as a compelling read for anyone interested in the subject.' - Dori Kimel, Reader in Legal Philosohy, University of Oxford

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David Campbell is Professor of Law at the Law School, Lancaster University, UK. Linda Mulcahy is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Sally Wheeler is Professor of Law and Head of the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast, UK.