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Critical Studies in Private Law

A Treatise on Need-Rational Principles in Modern Law

Authors: Wilhelmsson, Thomas

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Critical Studies in Private Law discusses the prerequisites and possibilities for an alternative or critical legal dogmatics. The starting point of the analysis is the recognition of contradictions within the legal order. In this respect the theory may use the experience of both American Critical Legal Studies and the German attempts to formulate a legal theory for the social state. The key for understanding how the contradictory concrete legal material may produce varying results on the level of legal decisions is the systematization, the general principles of the law.
The analysis does not, however, stop at this theoretical level. The methodology is tested through a discussion of some features of modern private law. Some key elements of contract law, including consumer law, of the Welfare State are singled out. The work focuses on the person-orientation of modern law as a challenge to the traditional abstract legal form. The aim is to explore the limits for a contract law radically oriented towards the personal social and economic needs of the parties. This endeavour involves the creation of new legal concepts such as social force majeure.

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'....the book is a strikingly original examination of private law, informed by prodigious learning, and the arguments are developed in a persuasive, scholarly fashion. For scholars interested in contract law in particular, this is a book not to be missed at any price.' Journal of Consumer Policy 17 1994

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Studies in Private Law
Book Subtitle
A Treatise on Need-Rational Principles in Modern Law
Authors
Series Title
Law and Philosophy Library
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8028-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8028-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1659-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4142-5
Series ISSN
1572-4395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 258
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