Relational contract theory will first be presented using principles gleaned from writings in the field 7 to craft a functional/relational model with which to approach legal practice.8 This version of relational contract will then be applied to the problem of developing country debt through description of a hypothetical sovereign loan relationship.9 By exploring the conflicts and trends of this association under a general "taxonomy of relational contract," normative analysis of the restructuring process can be accomplished, contractual trends identified, and suggestions for change offered.'
Keith A. Palzer,
Relational Contract Theory and Sovereign Debt,
Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus.