The Substantive Law of the EU The Four Freedoms

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-10-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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In the 10 years since its first edition, Catherine Barnard's text has quickly established itself as the leading textbook on the Four Freedoms. Popular with students and academics alike, this authoritative text offers a unique balance of comprehensive, detailed coverage in a concise and readable style.

The fourth edition continues to provide a critical and thorough analysis of the key principles of the substantive law of the EU, focusing on the four freedoms. An introductory chapter provides valuable context on the governance of the internal market, its evolution, and the theories behind its key principles. Each of the freedoms is then dealt with in turn, covering goods, persons, services, and capital, before moving on to discuss harmonization, the regulation of the internal market, and its future. Additional useful detail is captured in footnotes, while further reading lists provide support for independent study and research.

This thorough coverage is fully supported by engaging case studies throughout the book which place the law in context, helping you to understand the complexities of the subject and exploring the practical implications of EU law. Diagrams, flowcharts, and tables offer further detail and illustrate key ideas and processes in an easily accessible format, while chapter overviews and a clear structure ensure readers remain on track and can find information quickly.

Online Resources
This book is also supported by an Online Resource Centre which includes:
* An additional chapter on intellectual property law in relation to the free movement of goods
* Regular author updates on changes to the law post-publication and significant new cases
* An interactive map and timeline of the EU plus video footage of key moments in its development
* Useful weblinks and further reading advice to support further research
* A searchable table of equivalences for quick references to changes in article numbering in light of the Lisbon Treaty

For lecturers, downloadable versions of the figures from the book are also available, for use in lectures and handouts.

Author Biography

Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law, and Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge

Catherine Barnard is Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Fellow of Trinity College. She specializes in European Union Law, labour and discrimination law, and competition law.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction
1. Introduction to the issues
Part II Free Movement of Goods
2. Introduction to the free movement of goods
3. Article 25 (customs duties and charges having equivalent effect) and Article 90 (internal taxation)
4. Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect under Articles 28 and 39
5. Article 28 and certain selling arrangements
6. Derogations and justifications
7. External economic relations of the EU: the common commercial policy
Part III Free movement of persons and services
8. Introduction to the free movement of persons
9. Free movement of workers
10. Freedom of establishment
11. Freedom to provide and receive services
12. Union citizenship
13. Derogations, limitations, conditions, and justifications
14. Third-country nationals and the EU
Part IV Free movement of capital
15. Free movement of capital and economic and monetary union
Part V Completing the single market
16. Regulating the internal market

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