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European Constitutional Law

Third Edition

Robert Schütze

03 June 2021

ISBN: 9780198864653

608 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

Original, critical, and comprehensive: the modern guide to EU constitutional law


Written in a uniquely engaging style, and full of illuminating analyses, this book provides a modern, comprehensive, and critical guide to the study of the constitutional law of the Union. Numerous diagrams and tables clarify key concepts and processes; and a practical appendix helps students to find and read primary and secondary legal sources.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the constitutional side of EU law, in a precise and engaging style, guiding students through the subject
  • Many useful figures and tables clarify key concepts
  • A critical approach helps students to reach a sophisticated understanding of the subject
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new section on 'mixed administration' in the context of the Union's executive powers
  • A revised and expanded section on the 'horizontal effects' of EU fundamental rights
  • The discussions of key concepts and the case law have been increased, with updates throughout reflecting the latest legal developments

About the Author(s)

Robert Schütze, Professor of European and Comparative Law, Durham University and LUISS (Rome)

Robert Schütze is Professor of European and Comparative Law at Durham University and LUISS (Rome). He is also a permanent Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges).

Table of Contents

    Part I: Constitutional Foundations
    1:Constitutional History: From Paris to Lisbon
    2:Constitutional Nature: A Federation of States
    3:Governmental Structure: Union Institutions I
    4:Governmental Structure: Union Institutions II
    5:European Law I: Nature - Direct Effect
    6:European Law II: Nature - Primacy/Pre-emption
    Part II: Governmental Powers
    7:Legislative Powers: Competences and Procedures
    8:External Powers: Competences and Procedures
    9:Executive Powers: Competences and Procedures
    10:Judicial Powers I: (Centralised) European Procedures
    11:Judicial Powers II: (Decentralised) National Procedures
    12:Limiting Powers: EU Fundamental Rights
    Appendices: How to Study European Union Law

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