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Contracts of Adhesion Between Law and Economics [electronic resource] : Rethinking the Unconscionability Doctrine / by Elena D'Agostino.

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dc.contributor.author D'Agostino, Elena. author.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-30T20:09:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-30T20:09:39Z
dc.date.created 2015.
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9783319131146
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/12403
dc.description VI, 79 p.
dc.description.abstract This book examines the most controversial issues concerning the use of pre-drafted clauses in fine print, which are usually included in consumer contracts and presented to consumers on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. By applying a multi-disciplinary approach that combines consumer’s psychology and seller’s drafting power in the logic of efficiency and good faith, the book provides a fresh and unconventional analysis of the existing literature, both theoretical and empirical. Moving from the unconscionability doctrine, it criticizes (and in some cases refutes) its main conclusions based on criteria which are usually invoked to sustain the need for public intervention to protect consumers, and specifically related to Law (contract complexity), Psychology (consumer lack of sophistication criterion) and Economics (market structure criterion). It also analyzes the effects of different regulations, such as banning vexatious clauses or mandating disclosure clauses, showing that none of them protect consumers, but in fact prove to be harmful when consumers are more vulnerable, that is whenever sellers can exploit some degree of market power. In closing, the book combines these disparate aspects, arguing that the solution (if any) to the problem of consumer exploitation and market inefficiency associated with the use of contracts of adhesion in these contexts cannot be found in removing or prohibiting hidden clauses, but instead has to take into account the effects of these clauses on the contract as a whole.
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. The Unconscionability Doctrine in a Law & Economics Perspective -- 2. Market structure -- 3. Lack of sophistication -- 4. Voluntary Disclosure of Clauses -- 5. Public Intervention -- 6. Concluding remarks.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.ispartofseries SpringerBriefs in Law, 2192-855X
dc.relation.ispartofseries SpringerBriefs in Law, 2192-855X
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13114-6
dc.subject Law.
dc.subject Law Philosophy.
dc.subject Private international law.
dc.subject Conflict of laws.
dc.subject International law.
dc.subject Comparative law.
dc.subject Trade.
dc.subject Law and economics.
dc.subject Law.
dc.subject Theories of Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History.
dc.subject Law and Economics.
dc.subject International Economic Law, Trade Law.
dc.subject European Law.
dc.subject Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law.
dc.subject.ddc 340.1 23
dc.subject.lcc K201-487
dc.subject.lcc B65
dc.subject.lcc K140-165
dc.subject.other Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (Springer-11648)
dc.title Contracts of Adhesion Between Law and Economics [electronic resource] : Rethinking the Unconscionability Doctrine / by Elena D'Agostino.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-13114-6
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-319-13114-6
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
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