The Evolution of EC Consumer Protection in the Field of Consumer Credit

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dc.identifier.citation Frankfurt am Main/Berlin/Bern/Bruxelles/New York/Oxford/Wien, Peter Lang, 2012, European University Studies/Europäische Hochschulschriften, Series 2 Law, 5339 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9783631623480
dc.description (Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2011.) en
dc.description.abstract Using consumer credit regulation as a case study, this book investigates how the specific legislation in this field can be explained by the major streams of economic philosophy. Based on an analysis of the evolution of European consumer credit legislation it is shown how the EU legislator’s approach towards consumer protection has changed. The author discusses how the role of contemporary consumers is conceptualized by European legislators. It can be shown that EU consumer credit regulations are a perfect example for illustrating the wider changes in EU consumer legislation. The core argument of this book is that for all consumer credit aspects there is a common focal point in that there is tension between two fundamental goals of the European Community, namely economic efficiency (understood as a competitive market society) and consumer protection (understood as a social justice society with its distributive role). en
dc.description.tableofcontents -- EU Legislation -- Consumer Credit -- Consumer Protection -- Market Efficiency -- Economic Law -- Social Law -- Neoliberal Approach -- Social Market Approach -- European Internal Market -- State Intervention -- EU Consumer -- Minimum and Maximum Harmonization -- Responsible Credit -- Social Exclusion -- Consumer Bankruptcy -- Information Duties and Right to Withdraw en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Peter Lang en
dc.title The Evolution of EC Consumer Protection in the Field of Consumer Credit en
dc.type Book en

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