9 april 2019

Regulating Private Regulators

European Review of Private Law, Vol. 27, Issue 2

In this Special Issue a collection of leading authors analyse the influence and control of private law over the ways in which private, non-state actors pursue regulatory functions. Building on studies in the field of digital intermediaries, Corporate Social Responsibility, technical standards, product safety and worker welfare, the authors highlight the importance of private law as a complementary mechanism of control and protection for individuals and firms. This perspective is necessary given the limitations of other fields of law in regulating private regulation. It is also original and innovative given that private law scholarship has only incidentally discussed the capacity of private law to control the exercise of private regulatory power.

The Introduction to the Special Issue is available via SSRN