European Union Law / Edition 7

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Noted for its clear and direct writing style, the seventh edition of EU Law provides a systematic overview of the European institutions and offers thorough, wide ranging coverage of the key substantive law topics, including separate chapters on discrimination, competition and environmental law. Incisive analysis of the governing themes and principles of EU law is consistently delivered in a concise and easy-to-read format, while chapter summaries, critical questions, and further reading suggestions help to guide the reader through the subject and support further research.

This text is also accompanied by a free 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.

EU Law is part of the Core Text Series, a range of textbooks from OUP which provide focussed and reliable guides for students of law at all levels. Written with authority by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these invaluable texts provide a straightforward analysis of the subject and its challenges.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199639816
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,304,869
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Margot Horspool is Emeritus Professor of European and Comparative Law at the University of Surrey; Professorial Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London; and Professor of European Law at the College of Europe.

Matthew Humphreys is Head of School and Professor of Law at Kingston University Law School. He is also a Professor at the University of Notre Dame and has served as a Professor at Queens University, Ontario, and as a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong University.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The constitutional base of the Union
3. The institutions of the Union
4. The Union legal system
5. The European Courts: composition, functions, jurisdiction; preliminary rulings
6. General principles of law
7. Direct effect of Union law
8. Supremacy of Union law
9. Remedies in Union law
10. Enforcement of Union law by the institutions
11. Judicial review of Union action
12. Citizenship
13. Free movement of persons: workers and establishment
14. Free movement of goods (I): the abolition of customs duties and internal taxation
15. Free movement of goods (II): quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect
16. Free movement of services: the freedom to provide and receive services
17. Competition law and policy
18. Environmental law
19. Discrimination law: from sex discrimination in employment law to a general equality principle

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