Foster on EU law, 4th ed.

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Publication Date 2013
ISBN 978-0-19-967079-6
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Nigel Foster provides a concise and clear explanation of EU Law, offering an accessible entry point to the subject, without compromising on depth or quality of analysis.

Foster on EU Law offers an incisive account of the institutions and procedures of the EU alongside focused analysis of key substantive areas such as free movement of goods and services, plus a separate new chapter on competition law. This clear two-part structure provides students with a solid foundation in the mechanisms and applications of EU law, making it an ideal text for those new to the subject or looking for a concise guide to support further study in the area.

The book is divided into two parts.

The first part charts the development of EU law and explains how its institutions and procedures combine together to form a legal framework incorporating 27 Member States and close to 500 million people. Author commentary places the law in context and explains why the EU has developed in the way it has.

The second part of the book looks at the most important areas of substantive law including the free movement of goods, the free movement of persons, and social policy.

New to this edition
- A new chapter on Competition Policy and Law
- Consideration of supremacy and International law and the UK European Union Act 2011
- Extended discussion of human rights, in particular the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
- Discussion of further changes to Article 263 TFEU and changes to the European Parliament
- Consideration of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize award


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
7: The direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice

Introduction to the substantive law of the EU
8: The free movement of goods
9: The free movement of persons
10: An introduction to EU competition law and policy
11: Sex discrimination law

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