Written with exceptional clarity and fully updated from the first edition, the second edition of European Constitutional Law constitutes a classic textbook for students and practitioners of European law. Using a clear structural framework, the text guides readers through all of the core constitutional topics of EU law. Extracts from classic case law are complemented with extensive and critical discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of the European Union and its law, leading students to a deep understanding of the subject. Chapters are enriched with more than fifty colour figures and tables, which clarify complex topics and illustrate relationships and processes. New suggestions for further reading direct students to significant pieces of academic literature for deeper self-study, and a companion website with full 'Lisbonised' versions of the cases cited in the text completes the learning package.
Robert Schutze is Professor of European Law at Durham University and Visiting Professor at LUISS - Universita Guido Carli.
Part I. Constitutional Foundations: 1. Constitutional history: from Paris to Lisbon; 2. Constitutional nature: a federation of states; 3. European law I: nature - direct effect; 4. European law II: nature - supremacy/pre-emption; 5. Governmental structure: Union institutions I; 6. Governmental structure: Union institutions II; Part II. Governmental Powers: 7. Legislative powers: competences and procedures; 8. External powers: competences and procedures; 9. Executive powers: competences and procedures; 10. Judicial powers I: (centralised) European procedures; 11. Judicial powers II: (decentralised) national procedures; 12. Judicial powers III: EU fundamental rights; Appendices.