This collection, edited by Catharine Barnard and Joanne Scott, brings together a strong team of European lawyers seeking to unpack some of the core legal concepts underpinning the Single European Market. All in all, this edited collection is of a generally high calibre and deserves to be widely read... this collection contributes to many of the current debates on the single European market and brings to the fore the imprecision that still surrounds many of its core concepts. Yearbook of European Law August 2004
This edited collection explores the legal foundations of the single market project in Europe,and examines the legal concepts and constructs which underpin its operation. While an apparently well-trodden area of EU law, such is the rapid evolution of the European Court's case law that confusion persists as to the meaning of core concepts. The approach adopted is a thematic one, with each theme being explored in the context of the different freedoms. The themes covered include discrimination, horizontality, mutual recognition, market access, pre-emption and harmonization, enforcement, mandatory requirements, flexibility, subsidiarity and proportionality. Separate chapters explore the link between competition law and the single market, the rapidly evolving case law on capital, and the external dimension of the single market. Contributors also address the WTO dimension, and its important implications for the single market project in Europe.