European Constitutional Law (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198864653

Robert Schutze
592 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
May 2021
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European Constitutional Law uses a distinctive two-part structure to examine the legal foundations and powers of the European Union. Written in a uniquely engaging style, and full of logical explanations and illuminating analyses, Schutze provides students with the means for a sophisticated study of the subject. Extensive diagrams and tables clarify key concepts and processes; and the book's critical approach ensures awareness of the intricacies of European constitutional law. A practical appendix and the author's companion webpage help students to find and read primary and secondary legal sources. Digital formats and resources The third edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access, along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks.


Part I: Constitutional Foundations
1 Constitutional history: from Paris to Lisbon
2 Constitutional nature: a federation of states
3 Governmental structure: Union institutions I
4 Governmental structure: Union institutions II
5 European law I: nature - direct effect
6 European law II: nature - supremacy/pre-emption
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 Limiting powers: EU fundamental rights
Appendices: how to study European Union Law

About the author: 

Robert Schutze is Professor of European and Comparative Law at Durham University and LUISS (Rome). He is also a permanent Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges).

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