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SWOT: EC Law 3rd ed

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Nigel G. FosterSenior Lecturer in Law, and Director, Law and German Degree, Cardiff Law School, University of Wales

ISBN13: 9781841741109
ISBN: 1841741108
Published: January 2000
Publisher: Blackstone Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Intended as a study aid for law students, covering law subjects at every level from A level and degree level to Law Society and Bar exams, this book on EC law is part of the ""SWOT"" series. ""SWOT""s point out the problems which will be encountered by the student throughout the course, indicating the common pitfalls which contribute to under-achievement or failure in exams.

The books in the series are written by experienced law lecturers who are themselves examiners. Years of watching students make the same mistakes time after time have convinced them that these mistakes could be avoided if students followed a carefully structured approach to exam technique.;""SWOT""s enable readers to face their exams with confidence and increase their chances of success.

This title provides an introduction to the growing area of EC law. It concentrates on the principal rules of the Community legal order and its resultant case law. Examination-style questions and answers are included, and the answers given are designed to show the method in answering the questions as much as the actual substance of the answer.

Full case references are given, and the changes introduced by the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht) are discussed where appropriate. The institutional changes consequent to the entry of the three new Member States have been incorporated where relevant.

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Student Revision Aids
Part 1 General study and examination techniques: the purpose of courses; course study; individual study; seminars and tutorials; course work; revision for examinations; examinations and assessments.
Part 2 Introduction to, and the study of, Community law: general introduction to Community law; the methodology of Community law; the form of legislation in the European Communities; the form and reporting of judgments of Communities' courts; studying Community law; the general approach to Community law questions.
Part 3 The Communities - legislative and budgetary procedures: the history and development of the Communities; the Community institutions; the legislative process; the legal base for legislative proposals; delegation; the budgetary process; other Community bodies; questions.
Part 4 The forms of Community law: the Treaties; the legislative acts of the Community institutions; direct applicability and direct effects; general principles; questions.
Part 5 Supremacy and reception in the Member States: the view of the Court of Justice; supremacy and constitutional law; application in the Member States; reception of Community law; the principle of subsidiarity; questions.
Part 6 The jurisdiction of the Court of Justice in direct actions: actions against Member States; the application and effect of judgments; actions to annul Community acts; action for failure to act; non-contractual liablity of the EC; questions.
Part 7 The jurisdiction of the Court of Justice in indirect actions: the preliminary ruling - Article 177; the plea of illegality - Article 184; questions.
Part 8 Free movement of goods: free movement of goods; the prohibition against customs duties and charges having equivalent effect; the prohibition of discriminatory taxation; the prohibition on quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect; questions.
Part 9 Free movement of persons: general issues; legislation on workers; the scope of legal protection; the public service exemption; the right to remain in the host state; social security provisions; freedom of movement for the self-employed; general rights of free movement; TEU amendments; questions.
Part 10 EC competition law.
Part 11 Sex discrimination. (Part contents)