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Steiner & Woods EU Law

Fourteenth Edition

Marios Costa and Steve Peers

05 August 2020

ISBN: 9780198853848

800 pages

In Stock

Price: £42.99

Focused. Engaging. Clear. The most comprehensive black letter guide to EU law.



Steiner & Woods EU Law offers well-balanced and straightforward coverage of EU law, drawing out key case law for a student readership, and offering the most comprehensive black letter guide to EU law for undergraduates and postgraduates.

  • Demystifies EU law by providing a clear and succinct account of the core areas of institutional and substantive law
  • Gives students a solid foundation in EU law by clearly explaining the EU's key processes and procedures
  • Allows students to understand the significance of the most important cases and legislation, signposting them throughout the text
  • Enables students to put topics in context, using chapter introductions and conclusions to frame each topic and raise key questions
  • Helps students to direct their own research by providing end-of-chapter further reading suggestions and a bibliography

New to this edition

  • A new chapter on Brexit, focusing primarily on the legal issues raised by the controversial Brexit process, as well as analysis of issues that could be relevant by analogy if another Member State decides to leave to EU
  • Changes to the structure of the book: the chapters on free movement of goods and derogations to the FMG have been merged together, as have those on direct action for annulment and Failure to Act
  • Coverage of key new cases, including Shindler, case T-458/17; Wightman, case C-621/18; Opinion 2/15; and Egenberger, case C-414/16
  • All chapters have been revised in the light of jurisprudential developments in the field

About the Author(s)

Marios Costa, Senior Lecturer in Law, The City Law School, City, University of London, and Steve Peers, Professor of Law, University of Essex

Marios Costa is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL), City Law School, University of London. His principal research interests are in the area of accountability and transparency at the EU level of governance.

Steve Peers is a British academic and an expert on the European Union. He is a Professor in the School of Law at the University of Essex. He is also the author of the popular blog eulawanalysis.blogspot.co.uk which offers his, and a variety of well-respected contributors', views on all the key developments in EU law.

Table of Contents

    Part I
    1:From EEC to EU: a brief history of the development of the Union
    2:Institutions of the Union: composition and powers
    3:Scope of the EU Treaty: laws and lawmaking
    4:Principle of supremacy of EU law
    5:Principles of direct applicability and direct effects
    6:General principles of law
    Part II
    7:Framework for enforcement
    8:Remedies in national courts
    9:State liability
    10:The preliminary rulings procedure
    11:Enforcement actions
    12:Direct action for annulment
    13:Union liability in tort: action for damages
    Part III
    14:Introduction to the internal market
    16:Customs union
    17:Free movement of goods
    18:Free movement of payments and capital
    19:Citizenship: rights of free movement and residence
    20:Economic rights: workers, establishment and services
    21:Free movement: social rights
    22:Right to receive services
    23:Free movement of persons: limitations on grounds of public policy, public security, or public health
    24:The area of freedom, security and justice: EU home affairs law and policy
    26:Introduction to competition law
    27:EU competition law

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
  • The text is also supported by online resources including self-test questions and answers, and an EU development timeline.

    Visit the EU Law Analysis blog page and Steve Peers' Twitter page for additional insight into EU law.

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