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EU Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Seventh Edition

Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca

July 2020

ISBN: 9780198856641

1,344 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

The definitive EU law textbook: the most authoritative coverage, including extracts from all key cases and materials, from a world-renowned author team.



Respected as the definitive textbook on the subject, this is the stand-alone guide to EU law. The world-renowned authors offer the ideal balance of commentary, key cases, and materials to provide the most authoritative coverage and analysis.

  • If you are studying EU law in the UK, please see the UK version of this textbook: EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials UK Version, ISBN 9780198859840.
  • Written by leading scholars on European Union law, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials provides an insightful analysis of the subject.
  • Succinct and clear commentary sets out the law, illuminates the accompanying materials, and delivers critical and contextual analysis of all the legal and political aspects of EU law and policy.
  • Features carefully chosen extracts from a wide range of sources including case judgments, EU legislation, and academic articles providing easy access to the materials that are key to understanding this dynamic and diverse area of law.
  • Includes well-designed learning features to guide the reader through each topic, including concise 'central issues' and helpful 'conclusions' in each chapter, as well as detailed further reading advice.
  • Contains a new chapter on current challenges facing the EU, including Brexit and the rule of law crisis.
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • The seventh edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the extensive developments that have taken place since publication of the sixth edition including:
  • A new chapter on Brexit and the rule of law crisis
  • Updated discussion of the institutional and substantive impact of the financial crisis
  • Important new case law on areas such as: competence; human rights; citizenship; supremacy; direct effect; freedom of establishment; international relations law

About the Author(s)

Paul Craig, Emeritus Professor of English Law, St John's College, University of Oxford, and Gráinne de Búrca, Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Paul Craig, QC, FBA, is Emeritus Professor of English Law at St John's College, Oxford. Paul is one of the foremost scholars on European law and administrative law and has published extensively in these areas.

Gráinne de Búrca is the Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law and Director of both the Hauser Global Law School and Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at New York University. Gráinne is a leading expert on European Union law, European human rights law, and European and transnational governance and has written widely in these areas.

Table of Contents

    1:The development of European integration
    2:EU Membership: tensions and challenges
    3:The institutions
    5:Instruments and the hierarchy of norms
    6:Legislation and decision-making
    7:Decision-making and new forms of governance
    8:The nature and effect of EU law: direct effect and beyond
    9:The application of EU law: remedies in national courts
    10:The relationship between EU law and national law: supremacy
    11:EU international relations law
    12:Human rights in the EU
    13:Enforcement action against Member States
    14:Preliminary rulings
    15:Review of legality: access
    16:Review of legality: grounds of review
    17:Damages actions and money claims
    18:The single market
    19:Free movement of goods: duties, charges, and taxes
    20:Free movement of goods: quantitative restrictions
    21:Free movement of capital and economic and monetary union
    22:Free movement of workers
    23:Freedom of establishment and to provide services
    24:Citizenship of the European Union
    25:Equal treatment and non-discrimination
    26:AFSJ: EU criminal law
    27:Competition law: Article 101
    28:Competition law: Article 102
    29:Competition law: mergers
    30:The state and the common market

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The seventh edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
  • The book is accompanied by an online resources which include the following:
    - Updates to the law post-publication
    - A timeline of key events in the development of the EU

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