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Gilmore and the Strange Case of the Failure of Contract to Die After All.

Austen-Baker, Richard L. P. (2002) Gilmore and the Strange Case of the Failure of Contract to Die After All. Journal of Contract Law, 18 (1-2). pp. 1-31.

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Abstract

An understanding of the birth and development of the general theory of contracts is vital for understanding its content today, and inevitably influences new theoretical formulations. Where theorists go with their own work depends in large part on the particular version of events which they accept. One of the most influential and enduring accounts has been that of Grant Gilmore in The Death of Contract. This article offers a new and quite different account of the same theme - the birth and development of the general theory up to the early '70s, when Gilmore was writing, and suggests a rather broader-based and more empirically justified genesis for the theory.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contract Law
Additional Information: This article was published while Dr Austen-Baker was a PhD student. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 3096
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2008 09:05
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 12:43
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3096

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