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Chapter 15: Achieving Optimal Use of Harmonisation Techniques in an Increasingly Interrelated Twenty-first Century World–Consumer Sales: Moving the EU Harmonisation Process to a Global Plane
15. Achieving optimal use of harmonisation techniques in an increasingly interrelated twentyfirst century world–consumer sales: moving the EU harmonisation process to a global plane Louis F. Del Duca, Albert H. Kritzer and Daniel Nagel* Introduction There has been, and continues to be, robust and interesting scholarship generated in the last decade on the need, feasibility and content of a harmonised European Civil Code, the Common Frame of Reference ‘tool box’ approach, the harmonisation of European Contract law or the European Law of Obligations, and the decision of the Commission of the European Community to focus on harmonising the existing Acquis Communitaire of the already promulgated consumer protection directives has been well documented.1 * Louis F. Del Duca is Edward N. Polisher Distinguished Faculty Scholar, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Albert H Kritzer (Deceased) was formerly Executive Secretary of the Institute of International Commercial Law of the Pace University School of Law, USA. Ph.D. candidate Daniel Nagel studied law at the University of Heidelberg and Leeds University. This chapter is based on a paper given at the 14th conference of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law in Bamberg, 31 July to 2 August 2008, also published in the UCC Law Journal. Copyright 2008 Louis Del Duca, Albert Kritzer and Dan Nagel. Reprinted with permission. 1 Michael Joachim Bonell, The CISG, European Contract Law and the Development of a World Contract Law, 56 Am. J. Comp. L. 1, 9–15 (2008), available at
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