More Constitutional Dimensions of Contract Law

A Comparative Perspective

  • Luca Siliquini-Cinelli
  • Andrew Hutchison

About this book


This second volume on the constitutional dimension of contract law explores this increasingly relevant subject in jurisdictions that are usually overlooked by mainstream scholarship in the English-speaking world. With chapters on Finland and other Nordic Countries from a comparative perspective, Spain, Japan, Somalia, Nigeria, Brazil, and Peru, the contributions presented here offer much-needed, context-informed insights on whether – and if so, why, how and to what extent – the development of contract law is being influenced by constitutional values and fundamental rights issues (or vice-versa). 

The book represents a valuable addition to comparative law literature on the interplay between public (i.e., constitutional) and private (i.e., contract) law by revealing the inner dynamics through which these two branches interact and (at times) inform each other, whilst also enhancing our understanding of the law’s nature, function, and transformative potential at the macro, meso, and micro levels.


Nigerian law Somali law Chilean law Malaysian law Kenyan law Japanese law Chinese law Finnish law South African law English law Consumers with disability Consumer protection Commercial contract Fundamental rights Human rights Contract law Civilised economy Constitution Consumer credit Economic law

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca Siliquini-Cinelli
    • 1
  • Andrew Hutchison
    • 2
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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