Written with exceptional clarity and fully updated from the first edition, the second edition of European Constitutional Law constitutes a classic textbook for students and practitioners of European law. Using a clear structural framework, the text guides readers through all of the core constitutional topics of EU law. Extracts from classic case law are complemented with extensive and critical discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of the European Union and its law, leading students to a deep understanding of the subject. Chapters are enriched with more than fifty colour figures and tables, which clarify complex topics and illustrate relationships and processes. New suggestions for further reading direct students to significant pieces of academic literature for deeper self-study, and a companion website with full 'Lisbonised' versions of the cases cited in the text completes the learning package.Read more
- Integrates numerous case extracts while maintaining a continuous, single-authored narrative, and combines straightforward explanations with scholarly analysis, highlighting theoretical approaches and key academic debates
- A new two-colour design emphasises case extracts and enhances figures and tables, and two new appendices provide guidance on finding, reading and understanding EU law
- A new companion website includes full 'Lisbonised' versions of the cases cited in the text, organised by chapter for quick and easy access
Reviews & endorsements
"Teachers of EU constitutional law have long regarded Professor Robert Schütze as one of the most important scholars in our field. His work is considered a standard text for this part of the EU law course and this second edition provides a welcome update of what I consider to be mandatory reading for students of EU constitutional law."
Markus Gehring, University of CambridgeSee more reviews
"Schütze provides an astonishing, comprehensive text on European constitutional law which gives students an insight into the doctrinal construction as well as the practical application of European constitutional law and at the same time offers interesting glimpses at most complicated theoretical debates."
Matthias Ruffert, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
"Schütze's textbook brings a breath of fresh air to EU law literature. Not only [is it] remarkable for its clarity and the exhaustive manner in which it analyses the EU legal system, but also for its innovative approach."
Claudio Matera, University of Twente
"This is a work that combines formidable scholarly achievement and levelheaded emotion."
François van der Mensbruggh, University of Saint-Louis, Brussels
"This long-awaited textbook from one of the most legendary and prolific scholars of his generation serves as a vivid reminder that being deep and accessible is a combination which should not - and we need more such reminders! - be discarded as out of date."
Dimitry Kochenov, University of Groningen
"An outstanding contribution to legal debate and analysis, this book should be regarded as essential reading for academic researchers and legal professionals engaged in the study and/or practice of EU law."
Martin Hedeman-Robinson, University of Kent
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: January 2016
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781316503942
- length: 552 pages
- dimensions: 248 x 174 x 25 mm
- weight: 1.09kg
- contains: 39 b/w illus. 19 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Part I. Constitutional Foundations:
1. Constitutional history: from Paris to Lisbon
2. Constitutional nature: a federation of states
3. European law I: nature – direct effect
4. European law II: nature – supremacy/pre-emption
5. Governmental structure: Union institutions I
6. Governmental structure: Union institutions II
Part II. Governmental Powers:
7. Legislative powers: competences and procedures
8. External powers: competences and procedures
9. Executive powers: competences and procedures
10. Judicial powers I: (centralised) European procedures
11. Judicial powers II: (decentralised) national procedures
12. Judicial powers III: EU fundamental rights
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