Abstract: This paper discusses the use of comparative law methods in the context of European Union (EU) law on consumer vulnerability. It proposes a culturally informed comparative method that takes into account multilayered national narratives that infl uence the interpretation and application of the EU concept at the national level. This should help us to develop a sophisticated understanding of the concept of the vulnerable consumer and the political, cultural and legal dynamics within the harmonisation process.
Keywords: consumer law; consumer vulnerability; culturally informed comparative method; European Comparative law
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