Vulnerable Consumers and the Law in Financially Uncertain Times Funded by the Leverhulme International Academic Fellowships 2018

Mulder, J. (Recipient)

Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively

Description

Vulnerable Consumers and the Law in Financially Uncertain Times

The concept of “vulnerable consumer” constitutes a shift in EU consumer law as it focuses on specific vulnerabilities of some consumers (e.g. disability) and aims to safeguard those who struggle to freely access goods and services. This research analyses the concept’s scope and meaning in the context of Spanish austerity in comparison with Germany and England. It will use an innovative comparative law method which considers interdisciplinary narratives requiring cooperation with Spanish academics and other stakeholders. The project will reveal diverse factors that affect the scope and adequacy of the concept “vulnerable consumer” in safeguarding consumers in times of austerity.
Period1 Mar 201931 Dec 2019
Held atLeverhulme Trust, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational