Boilerplate : the fine print, vanishing rights, and the rule of law

Radin, Margaret Jane
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  • Creator Margaret Jane Radin
  • Format Books
  • Publication Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
  • Physical Details
    • xvii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780691155333, 069115533X
  • OCLC ocn786129976


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • An overview of worlds A and B -- Normative degradation : deleting rights without consent in the name of contract -- Democratic degradation : replacing the law of the state with the "law" of the firm -- A summary of the philosophy of contract : the theories of world a -- Can autonomy theory (agreement, consent) justify boilerplate deletion of rights? -- Can utilitarian-welfare (economic) theory justify boilerplate deletion of rights? -- Evaluating current judicial oversight -- Can current oversight be improved? -- Improving evaluation of boilerplate : a proposed analytical framework -- "Private" reform ideas : possible market solutions -- Reconceptualizing (some) boilerplate under tort law -- "Public" and hybrid regulatory solutions -- Afterword: what's next for boilerplate?
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