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Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law 2nd ed

Edited by: Geraint Howells, Iain Ramsay, Thomas Wilhelmsson

ISBN13: 9781785368202
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780857938909
Published: July 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £195.00

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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.

Consumer Law
1. Consumer law in its international dimension Geraint Howells, Iain Ramsay and Thomas Wilhelmsson
2. Consumer protection and human rights Iris Benohr 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, Reiner Schulze and Jonathon Watson
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. What next for the financial consumer: More disclosure? Caveat Vendor? Fin-tech online? Dimity Kingsford Smith and Olivia Dixon
16. Access to Justice Kate Tokeley
17. Using class actions to enforce consumer protection law Deborah R. Hensler
18. Enforcing consumer protection law Colin Scott