International Perspectives on Consumers' Access to Justice

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Charles E. F. Rickett, Thomas G. W. Telfer
Cambridge University Press, 2003 M03 20 - 418 pages
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Consumer protection law in the age of globalisation poses new challenges for policy-makers. This book highlights the difficulties of framing regulatory responses to the problem of consumers' access to justice in the new international economy. The growth of international consumer transactions in the wake of technological change and the globalisation of markets suggests that governments can no longer develop consumer protection law in isolation from the international legal arena. Leading scholars consider the broader theme of access to justice from socio-legal, law and economics perspectives. Topics include standard form contracts, the legal challenges posed by mass infections (such as mad-cow disease and CJD), ombudsman schemes, class actions, alternative dispute resolution, consumer bankruptcy, conflict of laws, and cross-border transactions. This book demonstrates that advancing and achieving access to justice for consumers proves to be a challenging, and sometimes elusive, task.

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an introduction
Part I Perspectives on consumers access to justice
Part II Issues in contract and tort
Part III Services and the consumer
Part IV Consumer bankruptcy law
Part V Procedure and process issues
Part VI Conflict of laws issues

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