Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Lowe legislation jp
Sealy millman 2018 jp
Desmith out now
Uk supremem 1 8
Williams published
Luba housing

UK Public Holiday Monday 28th May

Wildy's will be closed on Monday 28th May, re-opening on Tuesday 29th.

Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.

As usual credit cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.

Any Sweet & Maxwell or Lexis eBook orders placed after 4pm on the Friday 25th May will not be processed until Tuesday May 29th. UK orders for other publishers will be processed as normal. All non-UK eBook orders will be processed on Tuesday May 29th.

Hide this message

Complying with Europe: EU Harmonisation and Soft Law in the Member States

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9780521615136
ISBN: 0521615135
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.99

Despatched in 7 to 9 days.

What does EU law truly mean for the member states? Do they abide or don't they? This book presents the first encompassing and in-depth empirical study of the effects of 'voluntaristic' and (partly) 'soft' EU policies in all 15 member states. The authors examine 90 case studies across a range of EU Directives and shed light on burning contemporary issues in political science, integration theory, and social policy. They reveal that there are major implementation failures and that, to date, the European Commission has not been able adequately to perform its control function. While all countries are occasional non-compliers, some quite frequently privilege their domestic political concerns over performance of their EU-related duties. Others neglect these EU obligations as a matter of course. This innovative study answers questions of crucial importance for politics in theory and in practice, and suggests how implementation of EU law can be fostered in the future.

Image not available lge
EU Law
1. Introduction: flexible EU governance in domestic practice
2. Theorising the domestic impact of EU law: the state of the art and beyond
3. EU social policy over time: the role of Directive
4. The Employment Contract Information Directive: a small but useful social complement to the internal market
5. The Pregnant Workers Directive: European social policy between protection and employability
6. The Working Time Directive: European standards taken hostage by domestic politics
7. The Young Workers Directive: a safety net with holes
8. The Parental Leave Directive: compulsory policy innovation and voluntary over-implementation
9. The Part-time Work Directive: a facilitator of national reforms
10. Voluntary reforms triggered by the Directives
11. The EU Commission and (non-)compliance in the Member States
12. Beyond policy change: convergence of national public-private relations?
13. Implementation across countries and Directive
14. Why do Member States fail to comply? Testing the hypotheses suggested in the literature
15. Making sense of compliance patterns: a typology
16. Conclusions: myth and reality of 'social Europe'