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February focus: EU law

Our subject feature for February focuses on our EU publishing. We’re very proud of the diversity of our EU law textbooks list, and can almost certainly offer resources that fit any course, no matter how it is taught.  We’re also committed to keeping students up to date on the changes affecting EU law and run a Brexit hub with regular contributions from experts. 

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All chapters below are free to read until 28th February 2021.

Ch. 1 - From EEC to EU: a brief history of the development of the Union
Steiner & Woods EU law (14th edn) by Marios Costa and Steve Peers
“The European Union is no ordinary international law organisation. It is unique but its extraordinary success has led it to be a model for regional trading organisations across the globe...”

Ch. 1 - The establishment and development of the European Union
EU Law Directions (7th edn) by Nigel Foster
“This chapter … pays special attention to the two parallel developments in the history of the Communities and the EU known as ‘widening’ and ‘deepening’...”

Ch. 1 – History of the project (1972 – 2020)
EU Law in the UK by Sylvia de Mars
“This chapter will set out what goals the EU project has had over time, and how these have fitted with UK priorities and interests…”

Ch.7 – EU Law: Is it international law?
European Union Law (3rd edn) by Bruno de Witte; edited by Catherine Barnard and Steve Peers
“There are, however, also good reasons for thinking that the EU is now so different from any other international organization in the world that it has become ‘something else’…”

Ch. 4 – Fundamental Rights
An Introduction to EU Law (3rd edn) by Robert Schütze
“The European Union considers itself to be ‘founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights'..."

Ch. 14 – Private Enforcement
Jones & Sufrin’s EU Competition Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (7th edn) by Alison Jones, Brenda Sufrin, and Niamh Dunne
“In order for the objectives of a competition law system to be achieved, effective enforcement of the rules must take place…”

Ch. 3 - The transfer of powers and Union competences
Foster on EU Law (7th edn) by Nigel Foster
“This chapter attempts to explore this multifaceted and increasingly intricate relationship between the Union and the member states...”

Ch.11 – Free movement of persons
Complete EU Law (4th edn) by Elspeth Berry, Matthew J. Homewood, and Barbara Bogusz
“The free movement of persons is one of the four fundamental freedoms in EU law... a distinguishing characteristic of an internal market...”

Ch.3 - Preliminary rulings: Article 267 TFEU
Concentrate EU Law (7th edn) by Matthew Homewood
“The primary purpose of Article 267 is to ensure that EU law has the same meaning and effect in all the Member States…”