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Boilerplate:
The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law
Margaret Jane Radin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
Prologue: World A (Agreement) and World B (Boilerplate) xiii

Part I. Boilerplate, Consumers' Rights,and the Rule of Law 1

  • Chapter One An Overview of Worlds A and B 3
  • Chapter Two Normative Degradation: Deleting Rights without Consent in the Name of Contract 19
  • Chapter Three Democratic Degradation: Replacing the Law of the State with the "Law" of the Firm 33

Part II. Boilerplate and Contract Theory: Rationales and Rationalizations 53

  • Chapter Four A Summary of the Philosophy of Contract: The Theories of World A 55
  • Chapter Five Can Autonomy Theory (Agreement, Consent) Justify Boilerplate Deletion of Rights? 82
  • Chapter Six Can Utilitarian-Welfare (Economic) Theory Justify Boilerplate Deletion of Rights? 99

Part III. Boilerplate and Contract Remedies: Current Judicial Oversight and Possible Improvements 121

  • Chapter Seven Evaluating Current Judicial Oversight 123
  • Chapter Eight Can Current Oversight Be Improved? 143
  • Chapter Nine Improving Evaluation of Boilerplate: A Proposed Analytical Framework 154

Part IV. Escaping Contract: Other Remedial Possibilities 187

  • Chapter Ten "Private" Reform Ideas: Possible Market Solutions 189
  • Chapter Eleven Reconceptualizing (Some) Boilerplate under Tort Law 197
  • Chapter Twelve "Public" and Hybrid Regulatory Solutions 217
Afterword: What's Next for Boilerplate? 243
Notes 249
Index 313

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