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State and Market in European Union Law
The Public and Private Spheres of the Internal Market before the EU Courts


Part of Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521857758

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  • An examination of the legal framework of the EU internal market as established in the case law of the European Court of Justice, discussing in particular EC competition law, the free movement of goods, services, persons and capital and the evolution of the interpretation of the provisions. The 'State' has been retreating from direct intervention in economic life as more goods and services, the provision of which was once thought to be a 'public' responsibility, are delivered through market mechanisms. Given the need for consistent application of EC law in the internal market, a common core conception of public authority, shielded from the discipline of EC competition law, is needed. The resulting realignment of public and private functions and responsibilities is not a linear and coherent process, especially in light of the changing nature of the European legal integration project and the progressive incorporation of non-economic values in the Treaties.

    • Includes valuable analysis of the intersection between state and private activity
    • Access to continental sources on EU law will be welcomed by scholars
    • Conceptual framework outlined in the book draws upon the French and German influences on the European constitution, but also fits with frameworks recognisable to UK and US scholars
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521857758
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 239 x 157 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Economic Activities v. the Exercise of Public Authority:
    2. Free movement: Treaty Provisions and secondary rules
    3. The competition rules
    4. Public constraints on private parties and private constraints on public measures
    Part II. The Public Private Interface: Articles 31, 86 and 87-88 EC:
    5. Article 31 EC: Commercial State Monopolies
    6. Article 86(1): Public Undertakings, Special and Exclusive Rights
    7. Article 86(2) EC: Derogation for Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)
    8. Articles 87-88 EC: State Aids
    9. Conclusion.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Contemporary European Politics
  • Authors

    Wolf Sauter
    Wolf Sauter is professor of healthcare regulation at the University of Tilburg and a competition expert at the Dutch Healthcare authority.

    Harm Schepel, University of Kent, Canterbury
    Harm Schepel is a Deputy Dean at the University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies.

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