Some Thoughts on the Methodological Approach to EC Consumer Law Reform

Loyola Consumer Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 353-371, 2009

19 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2009 Last revised: 22 Mar 2010

Date Written: July 31, 2009

Abstract

The reform of the Consumer Acquis is underway. In this paper, I aim to contribute to the current debate by focusing upon methodological questions. In particular, I claim that - in order to understand the current problems in consumer protection - comparative private scholarship needs to broaden its horizon and develop a dialogue with public law scholars involved in the field of New Governance. I propose to rely on a methodology that I call the “hybrid approach,” a method that could bridge the current divide between private and public lawyers. I also stress the need to focus on comparative studies, an approach which promises to deliver helpful guidelines to solve the problem of the federalization of EC Consumer Contract Law.

Keywords: EC consumer law, consumer acquis, consumer contract law, new governance

Suggested Citation

Poncibo', Cristina, Some Thoughts on the Methodological Approach to EC Consumer Law Reform (July 31, 2009). Loyola Consumer Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 353-371, 2009 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1487648

Cristina Poncibo' (Contact Author)

University of Turin ( email )

Lungo Dora Siena 100
Turin, Turin 10153
Italy

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