The Need for a European Contract Law

Empirical and Legal Perspectives

Edited by: Jan Smits

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.

150 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789076871356