The 'Justice Deficit' Debate in EU Private Law: New Directions

7 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2012  

Daniela Caruso

Boston University School of Law

Date Written: August 23, 2012

Abstract

This essay outlines the ongoing debate on the justice deficit of EU private law – the ‘social justice’ debate – and then points at an underexplored avenue of inquiry that is essential for this debate to stay meaningful and constructive. Future research should aim to calibrate EU private law to the socio-economic asymmetries of the EU market, and to counterbalance the uneven weight of uniform rules, where they appear desirable, with proper compensatory mechanisms.

Keywords: justice deficit, EU private law, social justice, socio-economic asymmetries of the EU market

JEL Classification: K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Caruso, Daniela, The 'Justice Deficit' Debate in EU Private Law: New Directions (August 23, 2012). Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-42. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2135111 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2135111

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