Markus Rehberg What Is the Basic Principle for the Understanding of Contracts?
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The research presented in this video deals with the understanding of contracts and contract law. As MARKUS REHBERG explains, the main focus of contract law so far has been the moment of conclusion between the contracting parties, but a basic principle to fully comprehend the nature of contracts is still missing. He suggests to use the “justification principle”, outlined in the video, to solve this problem and explains how this new concept sheds light on the design of contracts.
LT Video Publication DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10036
Das Rechfertigungsprinzip – Eine Vertragstheorie
- Markus Rehberg
- Published in 2014