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Todd D. Rakoff, Contracts of Adhesion: An Essay in Reconstruction, in Perspectives on Contract Law (Randy E. Barnett ed., 1995).

Abstract: The development and use of contracts of adhesion represents one facet of the domination of the modern economy by business organizations. Firms create standard form contracts in part to stabilize their external market relationships, and in part to serve the needs of a hierarchical and internally segmented structure. Adherents' responses to contracts of adhesion are intelligible only within this institutional context. Each dimension of the problem will be examined in turn.