European Impact on Contract Law: A Perspective on the Interlinked Contributions of Legal Scholars, Legislators and Courts to the Europeanization of Contract Law
18 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2011
Date Written: January 31, 2011
National law is increasingly influenced by European developments in a process characterized by the term 'Europeanization'. This contribution illustrates the magnitude by which this process of Europeanization continues to shape national contract law in the Member States. In particular, the focus is placed on the dynamic and interwoven interaction of legal scholars, legislators and the courts, on both a national and European level and hence they collectively form the driving force behind the process of Europeanization. The author demonstrates that employing a solely national approach is no longer a sustainable preference in the emerging European legal landscape. For this reason, the author calls for all stakeholders to partake in further debate concerning the future of contract law in the Member States.
Keywords: Europeanization, (European) Contract Law, Legal Scholars, Legislators, Courts
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