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Is the "Behavioural Turn" in Consumer Law Taken by Dutch National Courts?

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Schebesta, Hanna ; Purnhagen, Kai:
Is the "Behavioural Turn" in Consumer Law Taken by Dutch National Courts?
In: Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht & Handelspraktijken. (2017) Issue 6 . - pp. 272-278.
ISSN 1877-4059

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This contribution briefly traces the ‘behavioural turn’ in EU Consumer law. We argue that the multilevel-nature of this paradigm shift is currently underappreciating the role of national courts in giving traction to the behavioural sciences paradigm. In a jurisprudential analysis of cases applying the Unfair Commercial Practice Directive in the Netherlands in respect of the average consumer, we find that Dutch courts do not deploy behavioural insights. Instead, they use three approaches to adjudicate unfair commercial practices, which we illustrate and discuss: information-based (type and quality), duty-based (duty on the consumer or duty on the trader), and consumer effect-based.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Law
Faculties > Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health > Chair Food Law > Chair Food Law - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kai Purnhagen
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Innovation and Consumer Protection
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Research Institutions > Research Units > Forschungsstelle für Deutsches und Europäisches Lebensmittelrecht
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 12:38
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 12:38
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/64668