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European Contract Law: Scots and South African Perspectives

Hector MacQueen and Reinhard Zimmermann


This book sets out initially to test the claim that, as combinations of civil and common law influences, the mixed systems of contract law in Scotland and South Africa have anticipated the content of the Principles of European Contract Law (PECL), concluded and published in 2003 by the unofficial Commission on European Contract Law. The studies go much further, however. Current official moves towards a European contract law within the European Union lend the critiques of PECL offered in this book an especial urgency and significance. A European contract law is nearer to reality than ever befor ... More

Keywords: contract law, PECL, Scotland, South Africa, European Union, European contract law, civil law, common law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624256
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hector MacQueen, author

Reinhard Zimmermann, author