Convergence in European Consumer Sales Law

A Comparative and Numerical Approach

By Catalina Goanta

This book contains an empirical study of the converging effects of the harmonization policies used by European lawmakers in consumer sales law. It aims to fill a gap in existing literature, by looking at what European consumer sales law harmonization has achieved and by developing a methodology to measure the convergence it has led to. The work encompasses both a substantive comparison, as well as a numerical approach. While in the former, five directives and their subsequent transposition into the national laws of Member States are analyzed, the latter focuses on the creation of the Convergence Index as a measurement tool for the effects of the harmonization process. Academics, as well as policy makers, will find this book useful as it aims to trigger further debate regarding benchmarking in European consumer law. Such debate will play a role in further academic research aimed at determining whether harmonization does indeed strengthen the internal market. (Series: Ius Commune Europaeum, Vol. 154) [Subject: European Law, Consumer Sales Law]

Publication Date: 10/12/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780684314