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European Union Law

Third Edition

Robert Schütze

03 June 2021

ISBN: 9780198864660

1,104 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

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



Schütze's European Union Law uses a distinctive three-part structure to examine the constitutional foundations, legal powers and substantive law of the European Union. Written in a uniquely engaging style, and full of illuminating analyses, this book provides a thorough and modern guide to the study of European law.

  • Full coverage of all the key areas 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 EU law
  • An innovative structure presents the subject through a federal lens, for a clear picture of EU law as it operates today
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new chapter on 'External Policies: An Overview' that introduces the four most important foreign policies of the European Union, including its Common Commercial Policy
  • New sections on 'mixed administration' in the context of the Union's executive powers and on the horizontal effects of EU fundamental rights have been inserted
  • A revised and updated Brexit chapter covers the withdrawal process as well as the possible future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union
  • 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
    Part III - Substantive Law
    13:Free Movement of Goods I: Negative Integration
    14:Free Movement of Goods II: Positive Integration
    15:Free Movement of Persons: Workers and beyond
    16:Free Movement of Services and Capital
    17:Competition Law: Private Undertakings
    18:Internal Policies: An Overview
    19:External Policies: An Overview
    Epilogue: Brexit and the Union: Past, Present, Future
    Appendix: How to Study European Union law

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