The Evolution of EC Consumer Protection in the Field of Consumer Credit
Year of Publication: 2012
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 271 pp.
ISBN 978-3-631-62348-0 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.360 kg, 0.794 lbs
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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).
Contents: 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.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
Inga Lobocka-Poguntke, PhD in Law (European University Institute in Florence), MA in Law and MA in Business Administration (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin), is a member of the Law Advisors Bar in Warsaw.
European University Studies. Series 2: Law. Vol. 5339