|Author (Person)||van Zelst, Bastiaan|
|Publisher||Kluwer Law International|
|Series Title||Private Law in European Context|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
The author focuses on the politics involved in the development of a European contract law. He investigates the choices made in the European project, based on a comparative, political and historical analysis of the process. The book assesses in detail the outcomes of, and experiences in, four other legislative processes in the area of sales law those preceding the adoption of the American Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the Vienna Sales Convention (CISG), the Dutch Civil Code (BW) and the Directive on Consumer Sales and Associated Guarantees (European Consumer Sales Directive).
Many crucially important issues rise to the surface of debate in the process of this analysis, including the following:
• the roles of scholars, interest groups, and constituency factors in legislative processes
Rather than having a reformist agenda, the author’s intent is to contribute to the understanding of the political stakes in legislative processes, and in the area of sales law in particular. In offering those involved in the ‘Europeanisation’ of private law an alternative view to the received understanding, this book provides ample evidence that the development of sales law is political and argues that the organisation of the drafting process of European private law may lead to results inconsistent with the project’s ambitions.
|Countries / Regions||Austria, Europe, Netherlands|