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Specific Performance: a Comparative Analysis,
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[Introcuctory Remarks]

A. Prologue

B. Risks Inherent in Generalisation

C. Values Underlying Civilian Preference for Performance Over Damages  12 

(1) Effect of the victim's option to seek performance or damages from the breaching party
(2) Spanish doctrine favours specific performance (ejecución forzosa) over damages (resarcimiento 18 
(3) The Embargo  23 

D. The United States Approach to Remedies for Contract Breach

(1) Extrajudicial constraints condition reflexes of American merchants
(2) American judicial attitudes discourage demands for specific performance
(3) "Tough love" therapy for a stubborn plaintiff
(4) Other deterrents to demands for specific performance

E. United States and Spanish Regulation of Specific Performance Compared

(1) Effects of judgments compared
(2) Are there possible convergences between American and Spanish approaches on specific performance?
(3) In a legal duel over a contract breach, which legal actor chooses the enforcement weapon?

F. Incompatibility of CISG Remedies

(1) Scope of Specific Performance Under CISG
(2) Both CISG and uncontrollable circumstances may hinder an order of specific performance
(a) The Convention's duty of mitigation hinders specific performance
(b) A hypothetical case
(c) Resale by a seller limits a buyer's duty to pay the purchase price
(d) Commercial realities also hinder compelling; issuance of bank guarantee as payment

G. United States Jurisprudence Interpreting CISG  74 

(1) "Unless the Court would [could?] do so under its own law"
(2) Implicit assumptions in the reasoning of US commercial cases

H. Epilogue

Endnotes

Endnotes

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