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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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The Classification of Obligations

Edited by: Peter Birks

ISBN13: 9780198265986
ISBN: 0198265980
Published: August 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00

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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 the best-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.

Contract Law
Editor's Preface
Table of Cases
One: Definition and Division: A Meditation on Institutes
Two: The Juridical Classification of Obligations
Three: Legal Classification as the Production of Knowledge Systems
Four: The Classification of Obligations and Legal Education
Five: Basic Obligations
Six: More than a Trace of the Old Philosophy
Seven: Patterns of Fusion
Eight: A New 'Seascape' for Obligations: Reclassification on the Basis of Measure of Damages
Nine: Is there a Future for International Torts?
Ten: Private Law, Economic Rationality and the Regulatory State