The Relational Theory of Contract: Selected Works of Ian MacNeil
This is an abridged collection of writings by Ian MacNeil, one of the foremost academics in the field of contract law, on the relational theory of contract. In over 30 books and papers since 1960, MacNeil has made a substantial contribution to the formulation of the relational theory of contract. This collection brings together a number of important works that can be difficult to obtain, to give a concise statement of MacNeil's relational theory and may be of interest to both UK, US and international practitioners and academics. It provides a succinct and accessible statement of MacNeil's thought, and a reference point for all those engaged in advanced contract scholarship. A complete bibliography of writings by MacNeil is also included.
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Ian Macneil and the Relational Theory
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