A 'Social Dimension' in European Private Law? The Call for Setting a Progressive Agenda : Global Jurist

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Ed. by Mattei, Ugo / Monti, Alberto

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A 'Social Dimension' in European Private Law? The Call for Setting a Progressive Agenda

Ugo Mattei1 / Fernanda G. Nicola2

1University of Turin (Italy) and UC Hastings College of Law (USA),

2Washington College of the Law, American University,

Citation Information: Global Jurist. Volume 7, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1934-2640, DOI: 10.2202/1934-2640.1214, January 2007

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I. The Europeanization of Private Law: Legal Sources, Ideology and Process: 1. Legal Sources in European Private Law. 2. Technocracy at work: What is the Common Frame of Reference? 3. The Ideological Divide: Neo-liberalism versus Social Justice in European Contract law. 4. The Social Justice Manifesto and the Legitimacy of the Process. 5. The Scholarly Industry and its Dark Sides.II. Social contract law and Social Europe, part of the problem or part of the solution?: 1. The "Social" Critique of Formalism in Contract Law and its historical inadequacy. 2. The Critique of the Social and its erasure in the Manifesto. 3. Social Europe: A Solution or a Competitive Hegemonic Project? 4. Social Europe versus Socialist Europe.III. Setting a Progressive Agenda in European Private Law: 1. Re-politicizing the Process. 2. Toward a Transformative Agenda for European Private Law. 3. Restructuring the Field: Constitutions and Codes. 4. Restructuring the Field: Whose Access to Justice? 5. Diversity and Distribution: Why should we care?

Keywords: European private law industry; social justice; progressive agenda; distribution; access to justice

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