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Markets and the Law

Markets and the Law

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Markets and the Law is concerned with the way the law interacts with the market through regulation, self-regulation and the impact of private law regimes. It looks at the impact of regional and international organizations (eg EC and WTO) and many of the works adopt a comparative approach and/or appeal to an international audience. Examples of subjects covered include trade laws, intellectual property, sales law, insurance, consumer law, banking, financial markets, labour law, environmental law and social regulation affecting the market as well as competition law. The series includes texts covering a broad area, monographs on focused issues, and collections of essays dealing with particular themes.

  • Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis

    The Mandated-Choice Model, 1st Edition

    By Antonios Karampatzos

    Offering a fresh perspective on "nudging", this book uses legal paternalism to explore how legal systems may promote good policies without ignoring personal autonomy. It suggests that the dilemma between inefficient opt-in rules and autonomy restricting opt-out schemes fails to realistically…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
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  • Consumer Protection, Automated Shopping Platforms and EU Law

    1st Edition

    By Christiana N. Markou

    This book looks at two technological advancements in the area of e-commerce, which dramatically seem to change the way consumers shop online. In particular, they automate certain crucial tasks inherent in the ‘shopping’ activity, thereby relieving consumers of having to perform them. These are…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26
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  • Credit, Consumers and the Law

    After the global storm, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Fairweather, Paul O'Shea, Ross Grantham

    Consumer law, particularly consumer credit law, is characterised by increasingly complex regulation in Western economies. Reacting to the Global Financial Crisis, governments in the UK, the EU, Australia, New Zealand and the United States have adopted new laws dealing with consumer credit,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Comparative Consumer Sales Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Hans-W. Micklitz, Chen Lei

    For many years, legislators around the world have responded to the particular needs of consumers by introducing dedicated rules for consumer sales contracts. In the European Union, a significant push came through the adoption of the Consumer Sales Directive (99/44/EC). Elsewhere in the world,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
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  • Rethinking EU Consumer Law

    1st Edition

    By Geraint Howells, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Thomas Wilhelmsson

    In Rethinking EU Consumer Law, the authors analyse the development of EU consumer law on the basis of a number of clear themes, which are then traced through specific areas. Recurring themes include the artificiality of the EU’s consumer image, the problems created by the drive towards maximum…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
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  • Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy

    1st Edition

    By David Milman

    As the radical reforms contained in the Enterprise Act 2002 have come fully on-stream, Personal Insolvency Law has become a major focus of attention. At the same time, all evidence points to increasing levels of personal debt with the consequential rise in bankruptcies. Personal Insolvency Law,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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  • Cyber Consumer Law and Unfair Trading Practices

    1st Edition

    By Cristina Coteanu

    Of great interest to practitioners, policymakers and academics - as well as to consumers and traders in general - this timely work addresses all important legal and practical issues that arise in connection with online trading. This important work outlines the existing legislation and legal…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
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  • The Future of Consumer Credit Regulation

    Creative Approaches to Emerging Problems, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Kelly-Louw, Peter Rott

    Edited by James P. Nehf

    Effective regulation of consumer credit in modern society is an ever-changing challenge. As new forms of credit emerge in free societies, regulation often lags behind. This volume explores contemporary problems related to the regulation of consumer credit in market economies with a focus on credit…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Information Rights and Obligations

    A Challenge for Party Autonomy and Transactional Fairness, 1st Edition

    By André Janssen

    Edited by Geraint Howells

    Information requirements have become a key element of consumer policy at the European level and are also gaining increasing importance in all other areas of private law. The law stipulates that information provided should not be misleading and also involves requirements regarding the fairness and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Statutory Priorities in Corporate Insolvency Law

    An Analysis of Preferred Creditor Status, 1st Edition

    By Christopher F. Symes

    Who enjoys statutory preferred creditor status? What justifications exist for jurisdictions to maintain statutes that favour 'priority' creditors over other creditors and contributories? This book examines preferential debts derived from specific legislative provisions applying to corporate…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Fairness in Consumer Contracts

    The Case of Unfair Terms, 1st Edition

    By Chris Willett

    This book focuses on unfair contract terms in consumer contracts, in particular the existing legislation and the proposals by the Law Commissions for a new unified regime. In this context it considers, in particular, what we mean by fairness (both procedurally and in substance); the tools used; the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms

    Towards a Safer Legal Framework, 1st Edition

    By Christine Riefa

    Online auctions have undergone many transformations and continue to attract millions of customers worldwide. However these popular platforms remain understudied by legal scholars and misunderstood by legislators. This book explores the legal classification of online auction sites across a range of…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
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  • Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion in Europe

    1st Edition

    By Hans-W. Micklitz, Irina Domurath

    This book analyses the dichotomy between the goal of social inclusion and the effect of social exclusion through over-indebtedness since 2008 in Europe. Filling a vital gap in the current literature on the effects of the financial and economic crisis, this volume puts into context academic…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
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  • Codifying Contract Law

    International and Consumer Law Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Mary Keyes, Therese Wilson

    Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of codifying contract law, this book considers the question from the perspectives of both civil and common law systems, referring in detail to issues of international and consumer law. With contributions from leading international scholars, the chapters…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
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  • The European Unfair Commercial Practices Directive

    Impact, Enforcement Strategies and National Legal Systems, 1st Edition

    By Willem van Boom, Amandine Garde

    One of the most important EU consumer protection directives of the past decade, the 2005 Unfair Commercial Practices Directive, or UCPD, is brought under examination in this stimulating volume. Bringing together leading experts in the comparative law and consumer law domain, the book discusses the…

    Hardback – 2014-09-18
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  • The Law and Economics of Enforcing European Consumer Law

    A Comparative Analysis of Package Travel and Misleading Advertising, 1st Edition

    By Franziska Weber

    In the internet age, the need for effective consumer law enforcement has arguably never been greater. This timely book is a comparative law and economic analysis of the changing landscape of EU consumer law enforcement policy. EU member states are moving away from purely public or private law…

    Hardback – 2014-05-22
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  • China's New Enterprise Bankruptcy Law

    Context, Interpretation and Application, 1st Edition

    By Yongqian Xu, Haizheng Zhang

    Edited by Rebecca Parry

    China has recently entered a significant stage in its economic transition with the introduction of a new and seemingly sophisticated bankruptcy law drawing inspiration from mature insolvency systems. However, this new law is likely to face significant challenges within its implementation due to…

    Hardback – 2010-01-29
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  • The Yearbook of Consumer Law 2009

    1st Edition

    By Annette Nordhausen, Geraint Howells

    Edited by Deborah Parry

    The Yearbook of Consumer Law provides a valuable outlet for high quality scholarly work which tracks developments in the consumer law field with a domestic, regional and international dimension. The 2009 volume presents a range of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, analytical in approach and…

    Hardback – 2009-01-28
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  • Consumer Protection Law

    2nd Edition

    By Geraint Howells, Stephen Weatherill

    This fully revised and updated second edition of Consumer Protection Law introduces the reader to the substantive law of consumer protection in the United Kingdom, the emphasis being on the place of United Kingdom law within an evolving European legal system and also on the need to draw upon…

    Paperback – 2005-06-20
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