The European Union is rarely out of the news and, as it deals with the consequences of the Brexit vote and struggles to emerge from the eurozone crisis, it faces difficult questions about its future. In this debate, the law has a central role to play, whether the issue be the governance ofthe eurozone, the internal market, "clawing back powers from Europe" or reducing so-called "Brussels red tape".In this Very Short Introduction Anthony Arnull looks at the laws and legal system of the European Union, including EU courts, and discusses the range of issues that the European Union has been given the power to regulate, such as the free movement of goods and people. He considers why anorganisation based on international treaties has proved capable of having far-reaching effects on both its Member States and on countries that lie beyond its borders, and discusses how its law and legal system have proved remarkably effective in ensuring that Member States respect the commitmentsthey made when they signed the Treaties. Answering some of the key questions surrounding EU law, such as what exactly it is about, and how it has become part of the legal DNA of its Member States so much more effectively than other treaty-based regimes, Arnull considers the future for the EuropeanUnion.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Release on 2015 | by Anthony Arnull,Damian Chalmers
Author: Anthony Arnull,Damian Chalmers
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Since its formation the European Union has expanded beyond all expectations, and this expansion seems set to continue as more countries seek accession and the scope of EU law expands, touching more and more aspects of its citizens' lives. The EU has never been stronger and yet it now appearsto be reaching a crisis point, beset on all sides by conflict and challenges to its legitimacy. Nationalist sentiment is on the rise and the Eurozone crisis has had a deep and lasting impact. EU law, always controversial, continues to perplex, not least because it remains difficult to analyse. Whatis the EU? An international organization, or a federation? Should its legal concepts be measured against national standards, or another norm?The Oxford Handbook of EU Law illuminates the richness and complexity of the debates surrounding the law and policies of the EU. Comprising eight sections, it examines how we are to conceptualize EU law; the architecture of EU law; making and administering EU law; the economic constitution and thecitizen; regulation of the market place; economic, monetary, and fiscal union; the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice; and what lies beyond the regulatory state. Each chapter summarizes, analyses, and reflects on the state of play in a given area, and suggests how it is likely to develop in theforeseeable future. Written by an international team of leading commentators, this Oxford Handbook creates a vivid and provocative tapestry of the key issues shaping the laws of the European Union.
Release on 2014 | by Catherine Barnard,Steve Peers
Author: Catherine Barnard,Steve Peers
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Edited by Catherine Barnard and Steve Peers, this new EU law textbook draws together a range of perspectives from experienced academics, teachers and practitioners from a number of jurisdictions to provide a comprehensive introduction to EU law. Each chapter has been written by an expert in the field to provide you with access to a broad range of ideas while offering a solid foundation in the institutional and substantive law of the EU. Written by experts yet designed for students, every chapter has been reviewed by both students and lecturers to ensure a balance of accessible explanation and critical detail. Case studies are included throughout the book to enable you to understand the context and implications of EU law, as well as helping to familiarise you with some of the most significant caselaw in the area. Quotes and examples from key EU legislation and academic sources are also included to help develop your understanding of EU law, while further reading suggestionsfor each chapter act as a springboard for further study and assessment preparation. The first edited collection for students, this new text provides a fresh and modern guide to EU law and is an ideal entry-point for students new to the subject as well as those looking to develop their understanding of EU law. Online Resources European Union Law is accompanied by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre which includes a range of resources to support your studies and revision, includingan interactive timeline and map of the EU, downloadable diagrams from the book, video clips, a flashcard glossary, and a searchable table of all Treaty renumbering. The Online Resource Centre also hosts regular updates and blog posts from the editors, helping you to stay up-to-date on the latest case law and developments in the area.
An Introduction to the Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Union
Author: Trevor C. Hartley
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Foundations of European Union Law provides an impressively clear and easily understood account of the constitutional and administrative law of the EU. Hartley examines the institutions, of the EU (including European Court and the Court of the First Instance), the Union legal system and themajor constitutional issues before moving on to the area of administrative law and remedies. This new edition contains full coverage of the European financial crisis and the accession of Croatia to the European Union.The Foundations of European Union Law is renowned as a highly reliable and authoritative text valued by students and practitioners alike.
Fully revised and updated, the third edition of EU Law provides an exhaustive, yet easily readable, account of the complex and ever changing subject of EU law. The author gives thorough, authoritative, and up-to-the-minute treatment to the institutional, constitutional and substantive elements of EU Law. The book is unique in that it successfully combines depth of coverage with an excellent selection of supporting case law, making this challenging subject accessible and easy to follow. Case summaries and judgments are highlighted in colour-tinted boxes for ease of reference, and are accompanied by key facts and analysis, often in the light of subsequent developments. The student-friendly approach is enhanced by market-driven pedagogical features, including: * Concise outlines, at the beginning of each chapter describing its content; * An aide-mémoire, often presented in diagrammatic form, at the end of each chapter to highlight and reinforce key points; * End of chapter recommended reading lists to facilitate further research; * End of chapter problem and essay questions testing the students' ability to apply what they have learnt; and, * A map identifying EU Member States, and their accession dates; acceding States; candidate States; and, potential candidate States. The book's companion website offers a range of teaching and learning resources including an interactive timeline of the EU, useful web links, self-test questions and much more. This book is essential reading for those studying EU law on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and will be of interest to students of political science, social science and business studies. It also provides comprehensive coverage of substantive and procedural EU competition law and thus has its place as a textbook for introductory courses on EU competition law.
Release on 2018-03-01 | by Robert Schütze,Takis Tridimas
Volume 1: The European Union Legal Order
Author: Robert Schütze,Takis Tridimas
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Since the 1957 Rome Treaty, the European Union has changed dramatically - in terms of its composition, scope and depth. Originally established by six Western European States, the EU today has 28 Members and covers almost the entire European continent; and while initially confined to establishing a "common market", the EU has come to influence all areas of political, economic and social life. In parallel with this enormous geographic and thematic expansion, the constitutional and legislative principles underpinning the European Union have constantly evolved. This three-volume study aims to provide an authoritative academic treatment of European Union law. Written by leading scholars and practitioners, each chapter offers a comprehensive and critical assessment of the state of the law. Doctrinal in presentation, each volume nonetheless tries to present a broader historical and comparative perspective. Volume I provides an analysis of the constitutional principles governing the European Union. It covers the history of the EU, the constitutional foundations, the institutional framework, legislative and executive governance, judicial protection, and external relations. Volume II explores the structure of the internal market, while Volume III finally analyses the internal and external substantive policies of the EU.
Release on 2016-05-02 | by Dennis Patterson,Anna Södersten
Author: Dennis Patterson,Anna Södersten
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Featuring contributions from renowned scholars, A Companion to European Union Law and International Law presents a comprehensive and authoritative collection of essays that addresses all of the most important topics on European Union and international law. Integrates the fields of European Union law and international law, revealing both the similarities and differences Features contributions from renowned scholars in the fields of EU law and international law Covers a broad range of topical issues, including trade, institutional decision-making, the European Court of Justice, democracy, human rights, criminal law, the EMU, and many others
In European Union Law a team of specialists provide a comprehensive survey of EU law, placing it in its social, political and economic contexts. The book's innovative approach, coupled with a stimulating and accessible writing style, allows the student to engage fully with the material. With cases and materials integrated throughout the text and recommended reading sections accompanying each chapter, the text is essential reading for all European law students at undergraduate or postgraduate level. In addition, this pack includes an updating supplement which sets out all key development since the text's publication. Mirroring the structure and approach of the main text, it enables students to link updating material with ease. Examining the road to the Lisbon Treaty and the recasting of the borders of the European Union, it offers the most current survey of the law of the Union.
Release on 2009-03-05 | by Catherine Barnard,Okeoghene Odudu
Author: Catherine Barnard,Okeoghene Odudu
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A commonly expressed view is that the citizens and the Member States are destined to be overcome by the European Union. There is a sense that the Union of today is not what was intended to be created or acceded to by the Member States or its citizens. The Outer Limits of European Union Law brings together a diverse group of legal scholars to consider aspects of EU substantive, constitutional and procedural law in a manner highlighting the many senses in which the European Union is or can be limited and so demonstrating that the fear of being overcome is largely a false fear. By exploring the mechanisms and devices used to limit the European Union, the contributors also reveal not only the strengths of the various limits, but also and more crucially the weakness of the limits , thereby demonstrating that the prospect of being overcome may be a genuine risk to be guarded against. By considering general themes (eg legitimacy) and core subject areas (eg policing, free movement of goods, remedies) the book reveals the various techniques used by the Court of Justice, Community institutions and Member States to define and modify the outer limits of the European Union and European Union Law.
Release on 2016-09-07 | by Professor of European and Comparative Law Margot Horspool,Michael Wells-greco,Matthew Humphreys Mbe
Author: Professor of European and Comparative Law Margot Horspool,Michael Wells-greco,Matthew Humphreys Mbe
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press, USA
Providing wide-ranging coverage and clear explanations, European Union Law is a trusted guide to the subject with a no-fuss style. Written in its trademark concise prose, the text distils complex ideas without sacrificing academic integrity. Focusing on the key debates surrounding EU law, this is the book for the thinking student; critiquing and applying the law throughout to give a contextual approach to the subject. Students are invited to consider the key concepts in the law and to think for themselves with self-test questions and numerous suggestions for further reading. This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which features a range of resources including updates to the law, an interactive map and timeline showing the development of the EU, and archive video footage from the European Commission.