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European Constitutional Law

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  • Date Published: May 2012
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521732758

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  • The European Union has existed for over half a century. Having started as the 'Europe of the Six' in a specific industrial sector, the Union today has twenty-seven Member States and acts within almost all areas of social life. The Union's constitutional structures have evolved in parallel with this immense growth. Born as an international organisation, the Union has developed into a constitutional Union of States. This textbook analyses the constitutional law of the European Union after Lisbon in a clear and structured way. Examining the EU through a classic constitutional perspective, it explores all the central themes of the course: from the history and structure of the Union, the powers and procedures of its branches of government, to the rights and remedies of European citizens. A clear three-part structure and numerous illustrations will facilitate understanding. Critical and comprehensive, this is required reading for all students of European constitutional law.

    • New textbook on European constitutional law offering coherent and scholarly analysis presented within a clear three-part structure
    • Covers all central topics taught on European constitutional law courses
    • Analyses the EU through a classic constitutional law perspective: from the history and structure, the powers and procedures of the different branches of government, to the rights and remedies of European citizens
    • Numerous illustrations reinforce key concepts to aid understanding
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    'Exhaustive in scope and innovative in structure and approach, this new book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the constitutional development of the European Union.' Anthony Arnull, University of Birmingham

    'This is a very welcome and timely addition to the EU literature. Schütze provides a solid, thorough, and engaging analysis of all aspects of EU constitutional law combining theoretical discourse with a clear and close analysis of the case law.' Takis Tridimas, Queen Mary, University of London

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521732758
    • length: 533 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.07kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 16 tables
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: European constitutional law
    Part I. History and Structure:
    1. Constitutional history: from Paris to Lisbon
    2. Constitutional nature: a federation of states
    3. Governmental structure: union institutions I
    4. Governmental structure: union institutions II
    Part II. Powers and Procedures:
    5. Legislative powers: competences and procedures
    6. External powers: competences and procedures
    7. Executive powers: competences and procedures
    8. Judicial powers: competences and procedures
    Part III. Rights and Remedies:
    9. European law: direct and indirect effect
    10. European law: supremacy and preemption
    11. European law: remedies and liabilities
    12. In particular: European fundamental rights.

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    Robert Schütze

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    Robert Schütze, University of Durham
    Robert Schütze is a Reader in Law at Durham University.

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