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Contract and Economic Organisation

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ISBN13: 9781855216945
ISBN: 1855216949
Published: April 1996
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

These papers blend theoretical and empirical work to show how emphasis is shifting from the study of contracts themselves to the study of the patterns of business behaviour, of the different forms and of the institutions which lie behind the individual contract.

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Part 1 Contemporary issues in the socio-legal analysis of contract: franchising - the draftsman's contract, John Adams; from co-operative contracting to a contract of co-operation, Roger Brownsword; the relational constitution of the discrete contract, David Campbell; competing norms of contractual behaviour, Hugh Collins; contracts, co-operation and trust - the role of the institutional framework, Simon Deakin and Frank Wilkinson; the parasitic role of hybrids, Michael Hutter and Gunther Teubner; relational contracts and repeated games, Morten Hviid.
Part 2 Socio-legal analysis of public sector contracting: long-term contracts in the market for health care, Paul Fenn et al; contracts in the NHS - searching for a model?, David Hughes et al; limits of contract in internal CCT transactions - a comparative study of buildings cleaning and refuse collection in ""Northern Metropolitan"", Peter Vincent-Jones and Andrew Harries; contracts for public services - a comparative perspective, Kieron Walsh et al.