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social contract

Medical practice The implied understanding between physician and Pt that the former provides the best possible care in a truthful and timely fashion, in exchange for the latter's trust. See Doctor-patient relationship.
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In Buchanan's contractarian view, it is the agreement that justifies coercion.
the efficiency bargaining envisioned by LLC contractarian enthusiasts.
In a series of articles--and then their classic book The Economic Structure of Corporate Law--they effectively founded the contractarian school, blazing a trail for later law and economics scholars.
This contractarian approach to the corporation influences how corporate law is evaluated.
Institutional intermediaries are especially important now that the disintermediated capital market, on which the original contractarian account is premised, has disappeared.
It is also possible to make sense of much of trust law--usually thought to be strictly altruistic--in contractarian terms.
The analogous contractarian thinking is here no better at inducing value-enhancing creditor incentives.
265) Upon examining the courts' struggles with the Engagement Question in such claims, it becomes apparent that the courts will likely use one of two intertwined theoretical vines--one that sprouts from tensions in standing in the institutional context and another that sprouts from conceptions in corporate theory, primarily the contractarian theory.
Though Sen and Nussbaum differ in their ideas of justice, they both find the contractarian account inadequate.
If the contractarian theory is valid, we would expect to
concern economic or noneconomic objectives, but the contractarian model
This, in the classical accounts, is the general contractarian agreement.