Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 May 2012

450 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199572663

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Regulating Services in the European Union

Vassilis Hatzopoulos

  • The first book to provide an overview of services regulation in the EU
  • Situates services regulation in its economic context, providing the background necessary for understanding the EU's legal developments
  • Analyses the history and limitations of traditional legal regulation, highlighting the shortcomings of the EU's early interventions in the internal market
  • Includes a thorough analysis of the Services Directive, one of the most controversial pieces of modern EU legislation
  • Presents a critique of the recent development of alternative forms of regulation, including self-regulation and administrative cooperation, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of such 'new Governance' methods in the EU