'Steve Weatherill provides an excellent thought-provoking account of EU consumer law and policy. It will be required reading for all those interested in this important subject.' - Paul Craig, St John's College, Oxford, UK 'This is a characteristically excellent book by Steve Weatherill, combining incisive legal analysis of an important policy field with an authoritative and up-to-date account of the underlying legal and constitutional framework.' - Grainne de Burca, European University Institute, Italy In many respects the consumer is supposed to be the ultimate beneficiary of the process of market integration in Europe, but the EC Treaty has never included an elaborate recognition of how the EU serves the consumer interest. This highly esteemed book, now in a brand new edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the subject, explaining the evolution of consumer law and policy in the EC in terms of both legislative and judicial activity. The book also situates EC consumer law and policy within its broader social, political and economic context, providing a window to a range of wider issues (and tensions) relating to Community regulatory strategies and their effect on the member states. This readable yet critically sound textbook will be gratefully received by readers familiar with the first edition and will be indispensable for both postgraduate and undergraduate students of EC law. It will appeal to all academics, regulators and practising lawyers with an interest in EU trade law or indeed European law more generally.