European integration has been most successful at a legal level and European influences have left an indelible mark on English Public Law. These influences must be understood by students and practitioners if they are to understand our public law and its continuing development. This new book aims to cover the debate surrounding the influence of Community law on the public law of the United Kingdom in a thematic and analytical manner.
Preface; Table of statutes; Table of EU legislation; List of cases; 1. Introductory thoughts on what is European public law; 2. Law and government: a comparative tour; 3. The Community and national systems and their contribution to European public law; 4. The main features of UK constitutional law and European integration; 5. 'A Closer Union ... in which decisions are taken ... as closely as possible to the Citizen' - subsidiarity and devolution; 6. '... as openly as possible ...': openness and access to information; 7. National participation in Community affairs: democracy, the UK Parliament and the EU; 8. Principles of review; 9. Citizenship and protection of human rights; 10. Principles of liability; 11. The EU Ombudsman, complaints and internal complaints and grievance procedures; 12. Competition, regulation and the market; 13. Does European public law exist?; 14. Future considerations; Index.