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The Images of the Consumer in EU Law

Legislation, Free Movement and Competition Law

Editor(s): Dorota Leczykiewicz, Stephen Weatherill
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Published: 19-04-2018
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 488
ISBN: 9781509921171
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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About The Images of the Consumer in EU Law

This book consists of contributions exploring from different perspectives the 'images' of the consumer in EU law. The images of the consumer form the foundation for various EU policies, more or less directly oriented towards the goal of consumer protection. The purpose of the volume is to establish what visions of the consumer there are in different contexts of EU law, whether they are consistent, and whether EU law's engagement with consumer-related considerations is sincere or merely instrumental to the achievement of other goals. The chapters discuss how consumers should be protected in EU contract, competition, free movement and trade mark law. They reflect on the limits of the consumer empowerment rationale as the basis for EU consumer policy. The chapters look also at the variety of concerns consumers might have, including the cost of goods and services, access to credit, ethical questions of consumption, the challenges of excessive choice and the possibility to influence the content of regulatory measures, and explore the significance of these issues for the EU's legislative and judicial process.

Table Of Contents

1. The Images of the Consumer in EU Law
DOROTA LECZYKIEWICZ AND STEPHEN WEATHERILL
2. The Consumer: Marketised, Fragmentised, Constitutionalised
HANS-W MICKLITZ
3. The Images of the 'Consumer' in EU Competition Law
ALBERTINA ALBORS-LLORENS AND ALISON JONES
4. Seeking the EU 'Consumer' in Services of General Economic Interest
ANGUS JOHNSTON
5. Vulnerable Consumers in EU Law
NORBERT REICH
6. Changing Policy Paradigms of EU Consumer Credit and Debt Regulation
IAIN RAMSAY
7. The Importance of Law and Harmonisation for the EU's Confident Consumer
CHRISTIAN TWIGG-FLESNER
8. Empowerment is not the only Fruit
STEPHEN WEATHERILL
9. Targeted Consumer Protection
STEFAN GRUNDMANN
10. The Consumer as Regulator
CHRISTOPHER HODGES
11. Regulatory Cost, the Consumer, and the EU Constitutional Framework
DOROTA LECZYKIEWICZ
12. Ethical Consumption and the Internal Market
LUCINDA MILLER
13. Conformity of Goods, the Network Society, and the Ethical Consumer
HUGH COLLINS
14. The Consumer, the Citizen, and the Human Being
GARETH DAVIES
15. The Image of the Consumer in EU Trade Mark Law
GRAEME B DINWOODIE AND DEV S GANGJEE
16. The Consumer in European Regulatory Private Law
VANESSA MAK
17. The Court of Justice's 'Paradigm Consumer' in EU Free Movement Law
SYBE A DE VRIES
18. Europe's (Lack of) Vision on Consumer Protection: A Case of Rhetoric Hiding Substance?
GERAINT HOWELLS
19. A Short History of Consumer Policy in the EU
SIDNEY FREEDMAN

Reviews

“By gathering leading experts and prominent scholars under a common roof, Professors Dorota Leczykiewicz and Stephen Weatherill have contributed significantly to the everlasting discussion about the “image of the consumer in EU Law” ... The valuable conclusions of the authors who have contributed to this publication should be taken seriously and used by EU policy-makers as a valuable source for the improvement of EU consumer protection policy. This publication goes beyond a mere contribution to the scholarly writings on EU law or consumer protection law.” –  Emilia Mišcenic, University of Rijeka, European Law Review

“... the individual chapters provide rich and critical analysis of their respective take on the consumer image ... this is a must on everyone's bookshelf who feels part of the epistemic community of consumer law and policy.” –  Katalin Cseres, Common Market Law Review

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