Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 October 2013

800 Pages | Y

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199670765

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The Substantive Law of the EU

The Four Freedoms

Fourth Edition

Catherine Barnard

  • Provides detailed coverage of the four freedoms and explains the central importance of these principles to the development of EU law and the future of the Union
  • Offers critical analysis and insightful commentary on some of the key debates which surround and shape EU law and sets key principles within their political and social context
  • Written by an expert in the field with extensive teaching and writing experience, Catherine Barnard has an exceptionally clear and engaging writing style and provides thorough discussion without overwhelming the reader
  • Features topical and recent case studies which clearly illustrate how abstract principles of law work in practice
  • Includes diagrams and flowcharts to help explain complex ideas and processes
  • Includes end of chapter reading lists and full references throughout to support further research and assessment preparation
  • Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes an additional chapter on intellectual property law; regular author updates on changes to the law and the latest cases; an interactive map and timeline of the EU plus video footage of key moments in its development; useful weblinks and further reading advice; and a searchable table of equivalences for quick reference to article numbering changes. For lecturers, downloadable versions of the figures from the book are also available, for use in lectures and handouts.

New to this Edition:

  • Further reading suggestions added to each chapter to support independent research and assessment preparation
  • New diagrams added, particularly to chapters 2, 10, 11, and 16, to further support student understanding and help explain common areas of difficulty
  • Expanded discussion of the Services Directive to clarify this often misunderstood area
  • Consideration of the financial crisis and its impact on the perspectives and perceptions of the EU
  • Detailed examination of the rapidly evolving case law on citizenship of the Union, including the controversial decision in Ruiz Zambrano and its progeny

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