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Promises and Contract Law

Promises and Contract Law
Comparative Perspectives

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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521193382

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  • Promises and Contract Law is the first modern work to explore the significance of promise to contract law from a comparative legal perspective. Part I explores the component elements of promise, its role in Greek thought and Roman law, the importance of the moral duty to keep promises and the development of promissory ideas in medieval legal scholarship. Part II considers the modern contract law of a number of legal systems from a promissory perspective. The focus is on the law of England, Germany and three mixed legal systems (Scotland, South Africa and Louisiana), though other legal systems are also mentioned. Major topics subjected to a promissory analysis include formation of contract, third party rights, contractual remedies and the renunciation of contractual rights. Part III analyses the future role which promise might play in contract law, especially within a harmonised European contract law.

    • Takes account of important theoretical and case law developments that have taken place since Fried's and Atiyah's publications in 1981
    • Promotes a cross-jurisdictional perspective to be taken of the role of promise in contract law, an especially useful approach given cross-jurisdictional legal influence both historically and in the modern era
    • Reassesses the value of promissory analysis in explaining voluntary obligations more adequately and appropriately than does a mutual contractual analysis
    • Proposes practical ways for developing the law
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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521193382
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical and Historical Introduction:
    1. The concept of promise
    2. Promises as obligations: morality and law
    3. The historical development of promissory ideas in the law
    Part II. The Modern Law:
    4. Formation of contract
    5. Third party rights
    6. Contractual remedies
    7. The renunciation of contractual rights
    Part III. The Future:
    8. The future of promise in contract law.

  • Author

    Martin Hogg, University of Edinburgh
    Martin Hogg is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. He has researched and published extensively in the field of obligations law, in both a national and comparative context.

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