The Evolution of EU Law
Title: The Evolution of EU Law
Citation: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999
The European Community has been in existence for forty years. This period has seen considerable change and development in both the institutional and the substantive law of the EC -- and more recently the EU. Numerous works on EC law have been published over the years, ranging from textbooks, to specialist monographs, to collections of essays on particular aspects of Community jurisprudence. This, however, is the first work which seeks to stand back from the ever-growing detail of Community law, and examine this jurisprudence from an evolutionary and interdisciplinary perspective. Every important area of institutional and substantive European law is covered -- leading lawyers analyse the evolution of their area of expertise across time, bringing out the major thematic changes which have occurred.These changes are then viewed against the broader political and economic background of the Community as a whole. This book will give readers a clearer understanding of the overall legal picture, and will also allow them to gain a richer perspective on the interaction between law and other forces which have shaped the Community and made it what it is today.