European Consumer Protection

  • Filename: european-consumer-protection.
  • ISBN: 9781107013018
  • Release Date: 2012-04-05
  • Number of pages: 462
  • Author: James Devenney
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This topical volume provides detailed analyses of European consumer protection law in both its theoretical and practical dimensions. Part I casts a critical light over consumer protection strategies and mechanisms in the EU, Part II critically explores responses to vulnerability and Part III contextualises aspects of European consumer protection law.

EU Consumer Law and Policy

  • Filename: eu-consumer-law-and-policy.
  • ISBN: 9780857936981
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Stephen Weatherill
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



Acclaim for the first edition: As a whole, Stephen Weatherill crafts a detailed and wonderfully rich consideration of this dynamic issue and is a resource which practitioners in this area could ill do without. Weatherills thorough and thoughtful insights with regard to these issues provide an important basis for understanding the complexities and vagaries of market integration in the EU Community. Peter G. Fitzgerald, Canadian Law Library Review Steve Weatherill provides an excellent thought-provoking account of EU consumer law and policy. It will be required reading for all those interested in this important subject. Paul Craig, St Johns College, Oxford, UK This is a characteristically excellent book by Steve Weatherill, combining incisive legal analysis of an important policy field with an authoritative and up-to-date account of the underlying legal and constitutional framework. Grainne de Burca, European University Institute, Italy This new edition of Stephen Weatherills acclaimed book provides a comprehensive introduction to all facets of the EUs involvement in consumer law and policy. Consumers are expected to benefit from the EUs project of economic integration, enjoying wider choice and improved quality, and yet they need protection from the dangers that flow from malfunctioning and unfair markets. The EUs consumer law and policy is an attempt to have the best of both worlds a liberalised yet properly regulated trading space for Europe This highly esteemed book, now in a brand new edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the subject, explaining the evolution of consumer law and policy in the EU in terms of both legislative and judicial activity. The book also situates EU consumer law and policy within its broader social, political and economic context, providing a window to a range of wider issues (and tensions) relating to Union regulatory strategies and their effect on the member states. It concludes with a newly written examination of the relationship between EU and national initiatives of market regulation symbiosis or disruption? A readable yet critically sound textbook, this fully updated edition will be indispensable for both postgraduate and undergraduate students of EU law. It will also appeal strongly to all academics, regulators and practising lawyers with an interest in EU trade law or indeed European law more generally.

EU Consumer Law and Policy

  • Filename: eu-consumer-law-and-policy.
  • ISBN: 9780857936981
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Stephen Weatherill
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing



Acclaim for the first edition: As a whole, Stephen Weatherill crafts a detailed and wonderfully rich consideration of this dynamic issue and is a resource which practitioners in this area could ill do without. Weatherills thorough and thoughtful insights with regard to these issues provide an important basis for understanding the complexities and vagaries of market integration in the EU Community. Peter G. Fitzgerald, Canadian Law Library Review Steve Weatherill provides an excellent thought-provoking account of EU consumer law and policy. It will be required reading for all those interested in this important subject. Paul Craig, St Johns College, Oxford, UK This is a characteristically excellent book by Steve Weatherill, combining incisive legal analysis of an important policy field with an authoritative and up-to-date account of the underlying legal and constitutional framework. Grainne de Burca, European University Institute, Italy This new edition of Stephen Weatherills acclaimed book provides a comprehensive introduction to all facets of the EUs involvement in consumer law and policy. Consumers are expected to benefit from the EUs project of economic integration, enjoying wider choice and improved quality, and yet they need protection from the dangers that flow from malfunctioning and unfair markets. The EUs consumer law and policy is an attempt to have the best of both worlds a liberalised yet properly regulated trading space for Europe This highly esteemed book, now in a brand new edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the subject, explaining the evolution of consumer law and policy in the EU in terms of both legislative and judicial activity. The book also situates EU consumer law and policy within its broader social, political and economic context, providing a window to a range of wider issues (and tensions) relating to Union regulatory strategies and their effect on the member states. It concludes with a newly written examination of the relationship between EU and national initiatives of market regulation symbiosis or disruption? A readable yet critically sound textbook, this fully updated edition will be indispensable for both postgraduate and undergraduate students of EU law. It will also appeal strongly to all academics, regulators and practising lawyers with an interest in EU trade law or indeed European law more generally.

The Law and Economics of Enforcing European Consumer Law

  • Filename: the-law-and-economics-of-enforcing-european-consumer-law.
  • ISBN: 9781472417046
  • Release Date: 2014-05-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Dr Franziska Weber
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



This book offers a comparative law and economics analysis of the changing landscape of EU consumer law enforcement policy now that EU member states are moving away from purely public or private law enforcement towards a more mixed approach. The book reflects on the need for efficient enforcement designs and examines the economic factors according to which the efficiency of different enforcement mechanisms can be assessed. A variety of hypothetical case scenarios are considered to illustrate various consumer law problems and the findings are used to assess real life situations in countries with different enforcement traditions.

EU Consumer Rights Directive Evidence

  • Filename: eu-consumer-rights-directive-evidence.
  • ISBN: 0108444597
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 185
  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. European Union Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office



An evidence taken before Sub-committee G (Social Policy and Consumer Affairs).

European Consumer Access to Justice Revisited

  • Filename: european-consumer-access-to-justice-revisited.
  • ISBN: 9781107072374
  • Release Date: 2014-11-20
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Stefan Wrbka
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



What is European consumer access to justice, and how can we improve it by means of procedural and substantive laws?

The Law and Economics of Enforcing European Consumer Law

  • Filename: the-law-and-economics-of-enforcing-european-consumer-law.
  • ISBN: 9781472417046
  • Release Date: 2014-05-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Dr Franziska Weber
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



This book offers a comparative law and economics analysis of the changing landscape of EU consumer law enforcement policy now that EU member states are moving away from purely public or private law enforcement towards a more mixed approach. The book reflects on the need for efficient enforcement designs and examines the economic factors according to which the efficiency of different enforcement mechanisms can be assessed. A variety of hypothetical case scenarios are considered to illustrate various consumer law problems and the findings are used to assess real life situations in countries with different enforcement traditions.

Proposed EU Consumer credit Harmonisation Directive

  • Filename: proposed-eu-consumer-credit-harmonisation-directive.
  • ISBN: 0104007370
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 125
  • Author:
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office



The European Commission proposes to establish, through a directive, the legal conditions to create a single EU-wide market in consumer credit. This interim report details the emerging issues: (1) whether it is currently feasible or desirable to create such a single cross-border market; (2) what would be the consequences of imposing maximum (or total) harmonization which might forbid member states from introducing legal provision other than those in the directive; (3) whether it would be better to introduce appropriate EU-wide minimum standards for consumer credit transactions, to give greater certainty for credit suppliers and improved protection for EU consumers. The Committee doubts whether a single market can easily be created, and seriously questions the Commission's proposal on maximum harmonization. The alternative approach, setting minimum standards, is supported, and the Committee lists elements which might be incorporated into new EU-wide legislation.

Consumer Credit in the European Union

  • Filename: consumer-credit-in-the-european-union.
  • ISBN: 0104009136
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 77
  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office



This report looks at the proposal from the European Commission to replace the existing Directive on consumer credit and replace it with on that aims to offer a higher level of consumer protection and promote an internal market in cross-border credit. It concentrates on three questions: will the proposed harmonisation achieve its objective; will it provide a high level of consumer; will it reduce the amount of protection offered by current UK legislation. It identifies a number of concerns, which it hopes will be addressed by further changes to the text of the draft Directive. And recommends that the issue should be debated I the House

EU Consumer Law and Human Rights

  • Filename: eu-consumer-law-and-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9780199651979
  • Release Date: 2013-10
  • Number of pages: 239
  • Author: Iris Benohr
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Exploring the relationship between fundamental rights and consumer law in the EU, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the joint implications of the Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. It examines the potential tensions that may emerge between consumer protection objectives and economic, market-oriented goals.

European Consumer Law

  • Filename: european-consumer-law.
  • ISBN: 1780680864
  • Release Date: 2014-04-03
  • Number of pages: 470
  • Author: Norbert Reich
  • Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V



The book provides a concise and up-to-date overview of European Consumer Law.' Jan Schurnbrand in RabelsZ 74 (2010) 891. '[...] certainly an important accomplishment.' Marco B.M. Loos in 2011 ZEuP 447

Competition Law and Consumer Protection

  • Filename: competition-law-and-consumer-protection.
  • ISBN: 9789041123800
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Katalin Judit Cseres
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International



The assumption that competition law and consumer protection are mutually reinforcing is rarely challenged. The theory seems uncontroversial. However, because a positive interaction between the two is presumed to be self-evident, the frequent conflicts that do in fact arise are often dealt with on an ad hoc basis, with no overarching legal authority. There is a clear need for a detailed and coherent understanding of exactly where the complements and tensions between the two policy areas exist. Dr Cseres in-depth analysis provides that understanding. Proceeding from the dual perspective of law and economics that is, of justice, fairness, and reasonableness on the one hand, and of efficiency of the other she fully considers such underlying issues as the following: the role of competition law and consumer law in a free market economy; the notion of consumer welfare; the effect of the modernisation of EC competition law for consumers; economics theories of information, bounded rationality, and transaction costs; the special significance of vertical agreements and merger control; and, how consumers are affected by information asymmetries. The ultimate focus of the book is on current and emerging EC law, in which a rapprochement between the two areas seems to be under way. Dr. Cseres provides a knowledgeable guide to the various strands of theory, policy, and jurisprudence that (she shows) ought to be taken into account in the process, including schools of thought and law and policy experience in both Europe and the United States. A special chapter on Hungary, where post-1989 law and practice reveal a fresh and distinctly forward-looking understanding of the matter, is one of the book's most extraordinary features. Competition Law and Consumer Protection stands alone as a committed contribution to bridging a gap in legal knowledge the significance of which grows daily. It will be of immeasurable value to a wide range of professionals from academics and researchers to officials, policymakers, and practitioners in competition law, consumer protection advocacy, economic theory and planning, business administration, and various pertinent government authorities.

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