Bibliographic Details

Boilerplate : the foundation of market contracts / edited by Omri Ben-Shahar.

Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Description xviii, 237 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Language English
Subject Standardized terms of contract.
Standardized terms of contract.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6430911
Other authors / contributors Ben-Shahar, Omri.
ISBN 9780521859189 (hardback)
0521859182 (hardback)
9780521676380 (pbk.)
052167638X (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Part 1. Why is Boilerplate One-Sided?
  • 1. One-Sided Contracts in Competitive Consumer Markets
  • 2. Cooperative Negotiations in the Shadow of Boilerplate
  • 3. Boilerplate and Economic Power in Auto-Manufacturing Contracts
  • 4. "Unfair" Dispute Resolution Clauses: Much Ado about Nothing?
  • 5. The Unconventional Uses of Transaction Costs
  • Part 2. Should Boilerplate Be Regulated?
  • 6. Online Boilerplate: Would Mandatory Web Site Disclosure of e-Standard Terms Backfire?
  • 7. Preapproved Boilerplate
  • 8. "Contracting" for Credit
  • 9. The Role of Nonprofits in the Production of Boilerplate
  • 10. The Boilerplate Puzzle
  • Part 3. Interpretation of Boilerplate
  • 11. Contract as Statute
  • 12. Modularity in Contracts: Boilerplate and Information Flow
  • 13. Contra Proferentem: The Allure of Ambiguous Boilerplate
  • Part 4. Commentary
  • 14. Boilerplate Today: The Rise of Modularity and the Waning of Consent
  • 15. The Law and Sociology of Boilerplate
  • Notes
  • Index