Visions of Contract

Sally Wheeler

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Stewart Macaulay and Ian Macneil were the prime movers in creating a model of contractual relations that went beyond the confines of the formal legal model that defined contract enforceability. The work of both of them has been influential even though it has suffered from many misdescriptions along the way. In this paper I map their respective contributions and explain the differences between their visions of contract. I then add a third dimension; the possibilities for a new vision of contract and contractual relations raised by blockchain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
JournalJournal of Law and Society
Issue number5
Early online date03 Nov 2017
Publication statusEarly online date - 03 Nov 2017


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