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date: 22 February 2024

Consumer Policy and European Union Politicslocked

Consumer Policy and European Union Politicslocked

  • Hans-W. MicklitzHans-W. MicklitzDepartment of Economic Law, European University Institute

Summary

The rise of consumer policy is inextricably linked to the emergence of the consumer society after the Second World War. From the mid-1970s the EU became engaged in the issue. It used first and foremost legal means, directives, and regulations. The actors were no longer nation-states, governments, national parliaments, national courts, and national consumer organizations; they became the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Court of Justice, European organizations, research institutions, and consultancy firms, which interact in a multilevel economy and society.

Subjects

  • Policy, Administration, and Bureaucracy
  • Political Institutions
  • World Politics

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