A Critical Introduction to European Law

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 1, 2003 - Law - 336 pages
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The new edition of this thought-provoking book discusses the history and institutional framework of the European Union without becoming mired in the minutiae of 'black letter' law. Written by one of the leading academics specialising in European law and legal theory, it provides an accessible introduction for students to current critical academic commentary on European law. The structure of the book has been revised, with the law of the market and discussion of EU social policy being brought together under one section heading. There is also increased discussion of the institutions of the EU and a specific section on Human Rights. The final section of this new edition will locate the author in the current critical commentary on the EU and also endeavour to make these sections much more accessible to the student reader. There will be two new chapters in this section to provide an opportunity for discussing the place of Europe within current debates about globalisation and the 'new world order'.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
A common market
16
A Single Act
33
A crisis of governance
49
Tempted by rights
61
the first step
74
human rights
88
CHAPTER FOUR
102
Capital and currency
163
Treating women the same
179
Treating women differently
184
Dealing with discrimination
201
The rotten heart of Europe
217
A greater Europe?
231
CHAPTER EIGHT
246
The liberal critique
259

The shopkeepers tale
118
CHAPTER FIVE
134
The albatross of agriculture
150
Multiplicity
272
Index
315
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Ian Ward is Professor of Law at Newcastle University. He has written extensively in the associated areas of public law, legal theory and international order, and has held visiting positions at universities in Canada, the US, France, Italy and Finland.

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