Catherine Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU. The Four Freedoms. Fourth Edition

Catherine Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU. The Four Freedoms. Fourth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2013, 704 p., ISBN 978-0-19-967076-5, £33.99

Chapter 1

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 Part I Introduction
1: Introduction to the issues
Part II Free Movement of Goods
2: Introduction to the free movement of goods
3: Article 30 (customs duties and charges having equivalen9780199670765_450t effect) and Article 110 (internal taxation)
4: Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect under Articles 34 and 35
5: Article 34 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

Provides detailed coverage of the four freedoms and explains the central importance of these principles to the development of EU law and the future of the Union

Offers critical analysis and insightful commentary on some of the key debates which surround and shape EU law and sets key principles within their political and social context

Written by an expert in the field with extensive teaching and writing experience, Catherine Barnard has an exceptionally clear and engaging writing style and provides thorough discussion without overwhelming the reader

Features topical and recent case studies which clearly illustrate how abstract principles of law work in practice

Includes diagrams and flowcharts to help explain complex ideas and processes

Includes end of chapter reading lists and full references throughout to support further research and assessment preparation

Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes an additional chapter on intellectual property law; an interactive map and timeline of the EU plus video footage of key moments in its development; useful weblinks and further reading advice; and a searchable table of equivalences for quick reference to article numbering changes. For lecturers, downloadable versions of the figures from the book are also available, for use in lectures and handouts.

New to this edition

Further reading suggestions added to each chapter to support independent research and assessment preparation

New diagrams added, particularly to chapters 2, 10, 11, and 16, to further support student understanding and help explain common areas of difficulty

Expanded discussion of the Services Directive to clarify this often misunderstood area

Consideration of the financial crisis and its impact on the perspectives and perceptions of the EU

Detailed examination of the rapidly evolving case law on citizenship of the Union, including the controversial decision in Ruiz Zambrano and its progeny

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.

Readership: Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying EU Law as part of LLB or LLM courses or on related programmes.


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