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I. Introduction and Definition
(4,925 words)

Volume VII: Contracts in General | Chapter 4 (1982): Public Contracts

Completed in April 1972

Colin C. Turpin

1. It is the purpose of this chapter to survey the arena in which public and private interests are linked through the mechanism of contract, and accordingly our concern is with contracts to which one of the parties is a public body and the other a private individual or firm. Our first task is therefore to…

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Colin C. Turpin, “I. Introduction and Definition”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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