The Law Of The Single European Market


This edited collection explores the legal foundations of the single market project in Europe, and examines the legal concepts and constructs which underpin its operation.
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This edited collection explores the legal foundations of the single market project in Europe, and examines the legal concepts and constructs which underpin its operation.
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Presented by Barnard (law, Trinity College, Cambridge U., UK) and Scott (European law, Clare College, Cambridge U., UK), 14 essays thematically explore the evolution of European Union case law in relation to the "four freedoms" (i.e. the free movement of persons, services, capital, and goods). The authors focus on the foundational concepts of case law, discussing themes such as discrimination, mutual recognition, market access, pre-emption and harmonization, enforcement, mandatory requirements, flexibility, subsidiarity, and proportionality. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841133447
  • Publisher: Hart Publishing (UK)
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
1 The Evolution of the Single Market 1
2 Pre-emption, Harmonisation and the Distribution of Competence to Regulate the Internal Market 41
3 Proportionality and Subsidiarity 75
4 Flexibility in the European Single Market 101
5 Horizontality 123
6 Enforcing the Single Market: The Judicial Harmonisation of National Remedies and Procedural Rules 153
7 Unpacking the Concept of Discrimination of EC and International Trade law 181
8 Market Access and Regulatory Competition 197
9 Mutual Recognition 225
10 Mandatory or Imperative Requirements in the EU and the WTO 269
11 The Single Market, Movement of Persons and Borders 295
12 Competition Policy and the Shaping of the Single Market 311
13 Free Movement of Capital: Learning Lessons or Slipping on Spilt Milk? 333
14 The External Dimension of the Single Market: Building (on) the Foundations 351
Index 395
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