Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law, Second Edition

Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law, Second Edition




Consumer law and policy continues to be of great concern to both national and international regulatory bodies, and the second edition of the Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law provides an updated international and comparative analysis of the central legal and policy issues, in both developed and developing economies.

Taking a thematic approach, and yet highlighting issues in different national contexts, the Handbook explores issues which are common to all countries, such as social policy and effective business regulation, and relates consumer law to contemporary trends in human rights law.

Features of this edition:

• consideration of the potential for new regulatory complexity as a result of Brexit

• reflections on the growth of middle class consumption in Asia and Latin America and the impact that this will have on business reforms

• coverage of increasing divergence between the regulatory models of both the EU and the US

• focus on the challenges and opportunities that the digital age presents for consumer market regulation

• analysis of the significant changes in consumer credit law and policy since the financial crash of 2008.

This Handbook will provide researchers, students and policymakers with an insight to the main policy debates in differing national and sectoral contexts, and provide models of legal regulation which contribute to the evaluation and development of consumer laws and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785368202
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/29/2018
Series: Research Handbooks in International Law series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 9.62(w) x 6.62(h) x (d)

About the Author

Edited by Geraint Howells, Dean and Chair Professor of Commercial Law, City University of Hong Kong, Iain Ramsay, Professor of Law, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK and Thomas Wilhelmsson, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Commercial Law and Chancellor Emeritus, University of Helsinki, Finland

Table of Contents



1. Consumer law in its international dimension

Geraint Howells, Iain Ramsay and Thomas Wilhelmsson

2. Consumer protection and human rights

Iris Benöhr and Hans-W. Micklitz

3. Development and consumer law

Sothi Rachagan

4. The consumer and competition law

Angus MacCulloch

5. Misleading and unfair advertising

James P. Nehf

6. Protecting rational choice: Information and the right of withdrawal

Christian Twigg-Flesner and Reiner Schulze

7. Unfair terms and standard form contracts

Thomas Wilhelmsson and Chris Willett

8. Sales and guarantees

Cynthia Hawes and Christian Twigg-Flesner

9. Products liability law in America and Europe

Geraint Howells and David G. Owen

10. Product safety regulation

Luke Nottage

11. Consumers and services of general interest

Peter Rott and Chris Willett

12. Consumer protection and the Internet

Patrick Quirk and John A. Rothchild

13. Regulation of consumer credit

Iain Ramsay

14. Personal insolvency

Johanna Niemi

15. Financial services regulation and the investor as consumer

Dimity Kingsford Smith

16. Individual consumer redress

Peter Spiller and Kate Tokeley

17. Using class actions to enforce consumer protection law

Deborah R. Hensler

18. Enforcing consumer protection laws

Colin Scott


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