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EU Law Directions

Eighth Edition

Nigel Foster

26 June 2023

ISBN: 9780192871404

584 pages


Price: £37.99

This is the most student-friendly guide to the subject of EU Law; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence.



A considered balance of depth, detail, context, and critique, EU Law Directions offers the most student-friendly guide to the subject; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence.

  • Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly
  • Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear
  • Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law
  • Direct and consolidate their knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help your students tackle assessments with confidence
  • Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place your students can aspire to take learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Changes to the learning features, in particular the Case Close-Ups and Thinking Points, to further support students' learning
  • The chapter on discrimination has been revised for optimum clarity
  • An updated Brexit chapter includes the latest agreements and discussion

About the Author(s)

Nigel Foster, Professor of EU Law, South East European Law School Network online EU law modules Post Graduate Dissertation Supervisor, Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland

Professor Nigel Foster, former Professor of European Law at the Universities of Buckingham, Wales and the Europa-Institut, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken. Professor of EU Law (online EU modules) at South East European Law School Network (SEELS); and Supervisor for the LLM International Business and Commercial law Degrees at Robert Kennedy College, Zürich, Switzerland. He has 40 years' experience teaching and examining EU law, and has written a number of leading EU law textbooks.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Institutional Law
    1:The establishment and development of the European Union
    2: The Union institutions
    3:Transfer of powers, competences and law-making
    4:Sources and forms of EU law
    5:Supremacy of EU law
    Part 2: Procedural Actions, Enforcement, and Remedies in EU Law
    6:The preliminary ruling (Article 267 TFEU)
    7:Treaty enforcement actions against member states
    8: Remedies: direct and indirect effects and state liability
    9:Direct actions before the European Court of Justice
    Part 3: Substantive Law
    10:Free movement of goods I: tariff & tax barriers
    11:Free movement of goods II: non-tariff barriers
    12:Free movement of persons
    13:An introduction to EU competition policy and law
    14:Discrimination law

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The eighth 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 online resources include self-test questions with instant feedback to consolidate your learning, suggested approaches to end of chapter questions to help you perfect your technique, as well as a timeline of key moments in EU legal history to give you a contextual overview of the subject.

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