EU law directions, 2nd ed.

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Publication Date 2010
ISBN 978-0-19-958159-7
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1. The establishment and development of the EU
2. The Union institutions
3. Transfer of powers, competences and law-making
4. Sources and forms of EU law
5. Supremacy of EU law

6. The preliminary ruling (Article 267 TFEU)
7. Treaty enforcement actions against Member States
8. Remedies: direct and indirect effects and state liability
9. Direct actions before the ECJ

10. Free movement of goods I: tariff and tax barriers
11. Free movement of goods II: non-tariff barriers
12. The free movement of persons
13. Free movement of persons II: developments and citizenship
14. Discrimination law
EU Law Directions is written in an informal and engaging manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered in EU law courses with clarity. No previous knowledge is assumed making this is an ideal main text for those encountering EU law for the first time. The book is logically structured and set out in a way that makes EU law less complicated. The second edition takes in all of the changes resulting from the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and introduces the new legal framework in clear and simple terms.

The book takes you through all the important aspects of EU law needed for degree level study and examination, from the reasons behind the setting up of the European Union in the first place, to the development of very important substantive areas of law now such as European citizenship and the continuing development of the internal market.

- Written in a clear, uncomplicated style with engaging learning features, enabling students new to EU law to understand what is really central to the subject.

- Thinking points and end-of-chapter questions with suggested answers on the website encourage students to test and reinforce their own learning and provide areas for discussion.

- Case close-up boxes highlight leading cases and developments and help guide students through the key areas of EU law.

- Written by Nigel Foster, a Jean Monnet Professor of European law with over 26 years experience of EU law teaching and examining, the text is both accessible and academically rigorous ensuring students understand all the core topics of this subject.

New to the second edition:

- Detailed explanation of the Treaty of Lisbon outlining the far reaching changes that it has made to EU Law
- More detailed coverage of the influence of human rights on EU law
- Increased consideration of general discrimination law within the EU
- Considers EU law from a European as well as UK perspective to add an interesting comparative aspect to the book.

The book is supported by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre featuring:

- An interactive timeline showing the key moments in EU legal history
- Annotated web links
- Revision material - advice on study and examination techniques
- Legislation and case updates
- Video clips
- Testbank of questions (including questions in text)
- An additional chapter on Competition Law
- A supplement for Swedish lecturers written by Dr Ola Zetterquist, Department of Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

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