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Globalization of Freedom of Contract

Martin Shapiro

in On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256488
eISBN:
9780191600234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256489.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The two papers in Ch. 5 examine how lawyers and law professors, operating in private arenas, successfully revived a pre-modern legal system, the Lex Mercatoria – the international body of trade law ... More


Introduction

Frederick Neuhouser

in Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542673
eISBN:
9780191715402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542673.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses Rousseau's theory of amour-propre. It looks at why Rousseau's theory of amour-propre can be considered a theodicy and the centrality of amour-propre. The chapter ... More


A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

A. W. B. Simpson

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The common law is one of the two major and successful systems of law developed in Western Europe, and in one form or another is now in force not only in the country of its origin but also in the ... More


A Clash with Democracy: Geneva and Jean-Jacques Rousseau

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses a movement of modern democratic type in Geneva in 1768, which made a positive impression on institutions of government. In the roles played by upper, middle, and lower classes, ... More


1974—Marking Time

Douglas Wass

in Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the origins of the inflation which struck the developed world in the early 1970s, and the huge balance of payments imbalances which followed the explosion of oil prices in 1973. ... More


1975—Policy Changes

Douglas Wass

in Decline to Fall: The Making of British Macro-economic Policy and the 1976 IMF Crisis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534746
eISBN:
9780191715884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534746.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the evolution of economic policy in the face of a deteriorating situation. It shows how early in 1975 the Treasury came to recognize that a significant shift of policy was ... More


The Political Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Impossibility of Reason

Mads Qvortrup

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065804
eISBN:
9781781700495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065804.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book presents an overview of Jean–Jacques Rousseau's work from a political science perspective. Was Rousseau — the great theorist of the French Revolution—really a conservative? The text argues ... More


Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Aims to fill a significant gap in the general understanding of the law of obligations, by focusing on the place of insurance within it. Argues that the majority of academic obligations lawyers have ... More


Unjustifiable profit-taking on mundane contracts

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Nick Tsitsianis, and Karel Williams

in What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Most public discussion of outsourcing focuses on high level fiascos. But most outsourcing is very different – low level conduct of mundane operations which rarely attracts public attention. This ... More


The Utopianism of Leviathan

Richard Tuck

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter asks directly a question which often lurks behind discussions of Hobbes, but which is rarely put clearly: how radical is the transformation of politics, and indeed human life in general, ... More


About Rules and Principles, Codification and Legislation, Harmonization and Convergence, and Education in the Area of Contract Law

Walter van Gerven

in Continuity and Change in EU Law: Essays in Honour of Sir Francis Jacobs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219032
eISBN:
9780191711862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219032.003.0023
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Experts in contract law from different Member States have drafted two volumes of Principles of European Contract Law, which are based on ‘rules’ contained in the contract laws of the EU Member ... More


The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall Stuart Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Enormous changes are occurring in our capital markets as shareholder activists become increasingly prominent, institutional investors gain power, and capital markets intermediaries such as proxy ... More


The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Hendrik Hartog

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640884
eISBN:
9781469640907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640884.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this intriguing book, Hendrik Hartog uses a forgotten 1840 case to explore the regime of gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey over the first half of the nineteenth century. In ... More


The Portable Rousseau: Principle of Selection

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The principle of selection for Paul de Man's volume The Portable Rousseau is presented. The selection combines the theoretical side of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's thought with the more purely literary ... More


Undisciplined outsourcing conglomerates

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Nick Tsitsianis, and Karel Williams

in What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Outsourcing exhibits a peculiar paradox which is at the heart of this system: firms are simultaneously highly exploitative and highly fragile in their business resilience. The explanation is that ... More


JURISTS’ LAW

NEIL DUXBURY

in Frederick Pollock and the English Juristic Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270224
eISBN:
9780191710384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the arguments underlying, and the influence of, Pollock’s treatise writing. It explains that like Lord Mansfield, Pollock believed that the law does not consist of particular ... More


Imaginary Societies

J. W. HARRIS

in Property and Justice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251407
eISBN:
9780191681998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251407.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses imaginary societies: Forest Land, Status Land, Red Land, Contract Land, Wood Land, and Pink Land. In Forest Land the members of a tribe live together in a communal dwelling ... More


The Parliament of 1604–1610: the 1610 Sessions and Money (Trevelyan III)

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198205067
eISBN:
9780191725098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205067.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter is mainly about the efforts of Robert Cecil, as Lord Treasurer, to secure the Great Contract in 1610. It analyses the background of mushrooming royal debt and the introduction of ... More


Vietnam

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses telecommunication developments in Vietnam. Decades of war and under-investment left Vietnam's telecommunications underdeveloped, and because it is deemed a strategic industry, ... More


A Folson Story

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Popular

In such an uncertain climate, it seemed unlikely Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart would get a further commitment from Paramount, so Hart briefly rejoined his partner in New York, only to find there ... More


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