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An Introduction to European Law

  • Date Published: September 2012
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
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  • isbn: 9781139558655

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  • Thought-provoking and accessible in approach, this book offers a classic introduction to European law. Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the student through the subject's core elements from its creation and enforcement to the workings of the internal market. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the student understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is required reading for all students of European law.

    • Clearly sets out the key principles and central topics taught on EU law courses
    • Succinct overview which also indicates key debates and controversies in the field
    • Numerous illustrations reinforce key concepts to aid understanding
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This elegantly and intelligently written book offers a meaningful introduction to students without overwhelming them with grand theories. It will also, as a conceptually well constructed short book, offer their lecturers something with which to enrich their teaching of EU law.' Laurence Gormley, University of Groningen

    'Succinct, accessible and well-written, the best introductory EU law text on the market by a long way.' Urfan Khaliq, Cardiff University

    'A fantastic publication: clear, precise, to the point while making students aware of the academic and theoretical debates. The language is highly accessible and clearly written by someone with ample teaching experience in the field of EU law. Didactically and substantively, one of the best, if not the best books on the market …' Markus Gehring, University of Cambridge

    'The text is certainly a great combination of theory and practice - there is an exhaustive list of relevant case law. What I enjoyed the most was Schütze's style … The current contribution is an elegant interplay, with normativeness and stories from 'real life' … I would recommend this volume to anyone who wants to become acquainted with the current reality and perspectives on the EU.' Tanel Kerikmäe, Review and Critical Commentary

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139558655
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. European Law - Creation:
    1. Union institutions
    2. Union legislation
    3. Union competences
    4. Fundamental rights
    Part II. European Law - Enforcement:
    5. Direct effect
    6. (Legal) supremacy
    7. National actions
    8. European actions
    Part III. European Law - Substance:
    9. Internal market: goods
    10. Internal market: persons
    11. Competition law: cartels
    12. Competition law: abuse.

  • Author

    Robert Schütze, University of Durham
    Robert Schütze is Professor of European Law at Durham University.

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