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Research Handbook on EU Consumer and Contract Law

Research Handbook on EU Consumer and Contract Law

Research Handbooks in European Law series

Edited by Christian Twigg-Flesner

Research Handbook on EU Consumer and Contract Law takes stock of the evolution of this fascinating area of private law to date and identifies key themes for future development of the law and research agendas. The Handbook is divided into three parts: first, authors examine a range of cross-cutting issues relevant to both consumer and contract law. The second part discusses specific topics on EU Consumer Law, and the final part focuses on a number of important subjects which remain current for the development of EU Contract Law.

Introduction: EU consumer and contract law at a crossroads?

Christian Twigg-Flesner

Subjects: law - academic, consumer law, european law, law of obligations

Extract

In this Research Handbook, legal scholars from around the European Union examine a range of aspects of EU consumer and contract law. Some of the contributions provide a general survey of the current state of the law, others examine general themes which can be identified in the current state of the law, and some take a forward-looking perspective as to where things might go in the future. Taken together, these chapters provide a range of useful perspectives on the current state of development of this key area of European private law, published at a point in time in the story of EU consumer and contract law where it has arrived at a crossroads, with some uncertainty as to how the story may continue. Many of the contributions in this Research Handbook offer a range of suggestions for what may follow, whether about reforms and adjustments to the current law (for example, Chapter 10 on information duties) or with regard to more fundamental issues (for example, Chapter 20 on developing a theoretical framework, or Chapter 24 exploring the various dimensions of the future of EU contract law).