In most cases, the remedy for a breach of contract is monetary damages (actual losses). In some cases, "specific performance" is the appropriate remedy. What is specific performance, why would the aggrieved part want it, and when would a court require specific performance?
When a court orders a remedy of specific performance, the party in breach of the contract is required to honor the contract by providing what was promised to the injured party in the contract. The result is that the injured party receives what the contract originally called for - although ...
The question asks about the use of specific performance as a remedy in breach of contract cases. It explains the concept of specific performance, why the remedy exists, and when it is awarded.