The Evolution of EU Law

The Evolution of EU Law

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Edited by Professor Paul Craig, Edited by Grainne De Burca

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 984 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 246mm x 56mm | 1,619g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199592969
  • ISBN 13: 9780199592968
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 238,207

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The European Union has undergone major changes in the last decade, including Treaty reform, and a significant expansion of activity in foreign and security policy, and justice and home affairs. In the first edition of this influential textbook, a team of leading lawyers and political scientists reflected upon the important developments in their chosen area over the time since the EC was formed. This new edition continues this analysis ten years on. Taking into account the social and political background, and without losing sight of the changes that came before, in each chapter the contributors analyze the principle themes and assess the legal and political forces that have shaped its development. Each author addresses a specific topic, event, or theme, from the European Court of Justice to Treaty reform; the enlargement of the EU to administrative law; the effect of EU law on culture to climate change. Together the chapters tell the story of the rapid development of EU law - its past, present, and future.

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Grainne de Burca is Professor at Harvard Law School. She was Professor of Law at Fordham Law School from 2006-2009, Professor of EU Law at the European University Institute from 1998-2005, and Fellow and Lecturer in law at Oxford University from 1990-1998. Her books include EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials, (currently in its 4th edition and co-written with Paul Craig); Law and New Governance in the European Union and the United States, co-edited with Joanne Scott, and EU Law and the Welfare State.

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Review from previous edition This is a serious, comprehensive exploration of the understanding of EU law as it has developed. Edward Kirke, Liverpool John Moores University This volume, like many books of its kind, poses more questions than it has answers for, but the answers it suggests are crucial, seminal and riveting to anyone interested in why a nation or a corporate body has a constitution. ... the editors have done a masterly job in weaving together crucial research and opinion on such issues as comitology, delegated agencies, tertiary structures in general and the enumeration and control of them. The heavy intellectualism of this book should not obscure the luminosity of its arguments, which, after all, remain easy to understand. Michael L Nash, Contemporary Review, December 1999 Page 322 ...an excellent collection of strong and thought-provoking contributions...an extremely accessible account of the story of EU law. T.K. Hervey, University of Nottingham, European Public Law

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Integration, Democracy, and Legitimacy ; 3. Institutions, Power, and Institutional Balance ; 4. Powers and Procedures in the EU Constitution: Legal Bases and the Court ; 5. Independent Agencies ; 6. The European Court of Justice ; 7. The European Union from Maastricht to Lisbon: Institutional and Legal Unity out of the Shadows ; 8. EU Enlargement ; 9. External Relations and External Competence of the European Union: The Emergence of an Integrated Policy ; 10. EU Justice and Home Affairs Law (non-civil) ; 11. Civil Justice - A Newcomer and an Unstoppable Wave? ; 12. Direct Effect, Primacy and the Nature of the Legal Order ; 13. Preliminary Rulings and EU Legal Integration: Evolution and Stasis ; 14. The Vicissitudes of Life at the Coalface: Remedies and Procedures for Enforcing Union Law before the National Courts ; 15. Three Phases in the Evolution of EU Administrative Law ; 16. The Evolution of EU Human Rights Law ; 17. Free Movement of Persons and Services ; 18. Free Movement of Capital: Evolution as a Non-Linear Process ; 19. Citizenship: Contrasting Dynamics at the Interface of Integration and Constitutionalism ; 20. The Principle of Equal Treatment: Widening and Deepening ; 21. EU 'Social' Policy: From Employment Law to Labour Market Reform ; 22. EMU - Integration and Differentiation: Metaphor for European Union ; 23. Competition Law Modernization: An Evolutionary Tale? ; 24. The Coming of Age of EU Regulation of Network Industries and Services of General Economic Interest ; 25. EU Financial Regulation: Federalization, Crisis Management and Law Reform ; 26. The Multi-Level Governance of Climate Change ; 27. Consumer Policy ; 28. Culture and European Union Law: Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride?