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The Need for a European Contract Law: Empirical and Legal Perspectives
(2005)
  • Jan M Smits
Abstract
The aim of this book is to discuss the need for a uniform contract law in Europe. At present it is debated to what extent uniformity of law is required from the economic perspective. The view of the European Commission seems to be that diversity of law stands in the way of a proper functioning of the internal market, but this view does not seem to be shared by business: in the reactions to the 'Communication on European Contract Law (2001), it was striking to see that most companies do not consider the present diversity to be a true barrier to trade. This book offers five different perspectives on the need for a uniform contract law. These perspectives include economics, behavioral law and economics, psychology and law.
Keywords
  • European Contract Law,
  • Empirics
Disciplines
Publication Date
2005
Publisher
Europa Law Publishing
Citation Information
Jan M Smits. The Need for a European Contract Law: Empirical and Legal Perspectives. Groningen(2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jan_smits/91/