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Foster on EU Law

Seventh Edition

Nigel Foster

August 2019

ISBN: 9780198839804

480 pages

In Stock

Price: £30.99

The no-fuss guide to EU law; the essentials put simply.



Nigel Foster provides a concise and clear explanation of EU law, covering both institutional aspects and key substantive areas, offering an accessible entry point to the subject.

  • Provides a focused account of essential EU law topics
  • Features clear and concise explanations from an experienced lecturer and examiner, providing a straight-forward, unbiased account of the subject to ensure readers can grasp key issues quickly
  • A two-part structure first provides thorough coverage of the institutions of the EU, allowing students to gain a solid understanding of the key principles which govern the Union, before moving on to discuss a range of substantive issues
  • Accompanied by online to support students throughout their studies, and keep them up to date with the latest developments

New to this edition

  • Addresses the potential impact of Brexit.
  • Chapter introductions revised for clarity of the key principles.
  • Structure of Chapters 6 and 9 revised to help students to navigate the material.
  • Breaks down up-to-date EU law with still more clarity than ever before.

About the Author(s)

Nigel Foster, LLM Degree Programme Leader at Robert Kennedy College, Zürich, Switzerland and Visiting Professor of European Law, Europa Institut, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction to the Institutional and Procedural Law of the EU
    1:The history and constitutional basis of the European Union
    2:The Union institutions
    3:The empowerment of the Union: transfer, division, and control of powers
    4:EU law: sources, forms, and law-making
    5:Supremacy of EU law
    6:Ensuring EU laws are effective: remedies and Article 267 TFEU
    Part II: Introduction to the Substantive Law of the EU
    7:The direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice
    8:The free movement of goods
    9:The free movement of persons
    10:An introduction to EU competition law and policy

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This 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
  • Foster on EU Law is also accompanied by online resources which include:
    * An interactive timeline and map of the Europe plus video footage to help improve your understanding of the key facts and developments in the history of the Union
    * Updates to help you stay on top of new case law and developments post-publication
    * Exam advice from the author, an experienced lecturer and examiner at UK and European universities, to help you maximise your EU law revision

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