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The Substantive Law of the EU

The Four Freedoms

Sixth Edition

Catherine Barnard

August 2019

ISBN: 9780198830894

744 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

Detailed, critical, clear, and visual: unparalleled coverage of the four freedoms of the EU



Widely acclaimed and respected, this is the leading text on the four freedoms of the European Union. Unparalleled coverage of the subject area is paired with expert author insight and presented in a concise and user-friendly format, accompanied by engaging case studies and diagrams.

  • Provides detailed coverage of the four freedoms and explains the central importance of these principles to the development of EU law and the future of the Union
  • Offers critical analysis and insightful commentary on some of the key debates which surround and shape EU law and sets key principles within their political and social context
  • Written by an expert in the field with extensive teaching and writing experience, Catherine Barnard has an exceptionally clear and engaging writing style and provides thorough discussion without overwhelming the reader
  • Makes use of diagrams and flowcharts to help explain complex ideas and processes
  • Includes end of chapter reading lists and full references throughout to support further research and assessment preparation
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • The chapter on 'Regulating the internal market' will include more discussion of harmonization, positive integration, and regulation
  • New content on the digital single market

About the Author(s)

Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law, University of Cambridge

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    1:Introduction to the issues
    Part II: Free Movement of Goods
    2:Fiscal measures: Customs duties and internal taxation
    3:Non-fiscal measures: Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect
    4:Article 34 TFEU and certain selling arrangements
    5:Derogations and justifications
    Part III: Free Movement of Persons and Services
    6:The free movement of persons: key principles
    7:Free movement of workers and the self-employed
    8:Freedom for individuals to provide and receive services
    9:Union citizenship
    10:Legally resident third-country nationals and the EU
    11:Freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services: legal persons
    12:Derogations and justifications
    Part IV: Free Movement of Capital
    13:Free movement of capital and economic and monetary union
    Part V: Completing the Single Market
    14:Regulating the internal market

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The sixth 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 book is accompanied by online resources which include:
    -commentary on the potential EU-UK legal relationship, and how this affects the four freedoms
    -useful weblinks and further reading advice
    -a searchable table of equivalences for quick reference to article numbering changes
    The book is also supported by extra Brexit materials online

    Visit the Catherine Barnard's Twitter page for additional insight into EU law.

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