The reform of the Consumer Acquis is underway. In this paper, I aim to contribute to the current debate by focusing upon methodological questions. In particular, I claim that - in order to understand the current problems in consumer protection - comparative private scholarship needs to broaden its horizon and develop a dialogue with public law scholars involved in the field of New Governance. I propose to rely on a methodology that I call the "hybrid approach", a method that could bridge the current divide between private and public lawyers. I also stress the need to focus on comparative studies, an approach which promises to deliver helpful guidelines to solve the problem of the federalization of EC Consumer Contract Law.
Some Thoughts on the Methodological Approach to EC Consumer Law Reform,
Loy. Consumer L. Rev.
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