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dc.contributor.authorMICKLITZ, Hans-Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-14T14:40:58Z
dc.date.available2012-02-14T14:40:58Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1725-6739
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/20374
dc.description.abstractConsumer law started in the 1960s and 1970s as consumer protection law, meant to compensate for the risks and deficiencies of the consumption society which led to an enormous increase. The target of the first generation of national consumer law were the weak consumers, those who could not cope with the increased choice and the resulting risks. The argument here presented is that the European Union by taking over consumer legislation gradually but steadily changed the outlook, from consumer protection law into consumer law. The weak consumer is not the one who is needed for the completion of the Internal Market. This is the famous average consumer which governs todays’ normative design of the consumer law making and enforcement. However, the shift in paradigm does not set aside the need to strive for legal rules that cover the weakest in the society.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI LAWen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2012/03en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectConsumer lawen
dc.subjectprivate lawen
dc.subjectEuropean private lawen
dc.subjectthe average consumeren
dc.subjectthe weak consumeren
dc.titleThe Expulsion of the Concept of Protection from the Consumer Law and the Return of Social Elements in the Civil Law: A bittersweet polemicen
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