Networks and informal contract law

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It is often argued that formal contract law cannot treat networks correctly. An analysis of networks in an informal contract law system shows that informal contract law is no panacea. Remaining problems require a different approach to legal regulation and contract practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContract and regulation
Subtitle of host publicationA handbook on new methods of law making in private law
EditorsRoger Brownsword, Rob A.J. van Gestel, Hans-W. Micklitz
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78471 066 8
ISBN (Print)978 1 78471 065 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2017


  • networks
  • contract law
  • regulation
  • liability
  • communication


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