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The Limits of Freedom of Contract

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$47.00 • £40.95 • €42.95

ISBN 9780674534308

Publication Date: 03/25/1997


310 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 figures, 1 table


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This illuminating book explores under what conditions legal enforcement of contracts will promote both individual autonomy and social welfare...Trebilcock provides here the most nuanced and sustained analysis of what it means for private agreements to be sufficiently voluntary and informed to further either Paretian or Kaldor-Hicks notions of social welfare...Readers will respect the compassion and care Trebilcock brings to this subject matter...This is law and economics with a human face.—Ian Ayres, Journal of Economic Literature

Trebilcock is unique among the adherents of the economic paradigm for the way he does justice to the complexities of views about the appropriate scope of the market domain. Even while defending the virtues of the market he takes seriously the arguments of feminists and communitarians who emphasize its vices. Above all, he takes seriously the overarching humanitarian agenda of ending deprivation and oppression.—Margaret Jane Radin, Stanford Law School

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