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Recent publications in the field of EU law

Dear Readers,

The KSLR European Law Blog would like to bring the following recent publications on EU law topics to your attention.

Happy reading!

The KSLR European Law Blog Editorial Team

The Rise and Fall of the European Constitution

Edited by NW Barber, Maria Cahill and Richard Ekins

The Draft European Constitution was arguably both an attempt to constitutionalise the Union, re-framing that project in the language of the state, and an attempt to stretch the boundaries of constitutionalism itself, re-imagining that concept to accommodate the sui generis European Union. The (partial) failure of this project is the subject of this collection of essays. The collection brings together leading EU constitutional scholars to consider, with the benefit of hindsight, the purportedly constitutional character of the proposed Constitutional Treaty, the reasons for its rejection by voters in France and the Netherlands, the ongoing implications of this episode for the European project, and the lessons it teaches us about what constitutionalism really means.

NW Barber is Professor of Constitutional Law and Theory at the University of Oxford.

Maria Cahill is Lecturer in Law at the University College Cork.

Richard Ekins is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oxford.


January 2019   |   9781509910984   |   248pp   |   Hbk   |    RSP: £60

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The European Banking Union and Constitution

Beacon for Advanced Integration or Death-Knell for Democracy?

Edited by Stefan Grundmann and Hans W Micklitz

In 2012, at the height of the sovereign debt crisis, European decision makers pushed for developing an ‘ever closer union’ with the formation of a European Banking Union (BU). Although it provoked widespread debate, to date there has been no coherent discussion of the political and constitutional dimensions of the European Banking Union. This important new publication fills this gap. Drawing on the expertise of recognised experts in the field, it explores banking union from legal, economic and political perspectives. It takes a four-part approach. Firstly, it sets the scene by examining the constitutional foundations of banking union. Then in parts 2 and 3, it looks at the implications of banking union for European integration and for democracy. Finally it asks whether banking union might be more usefully regarded as a trade-off between integration and democracy. This is an important, timely and authoritative collection.

Stefan Grundmann is Professor of Transnational Private Law and Theory at the European University Institute, Florence.

Hans-W Micklitz is Professor of Economic Law at the European University Institute, Florence.


January 2019   |   9781509907540   |   336pp   |   Hbk   |    RSP: £75

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The History of the European Union

Constructing Utopia

Edited by Giuliano Amato, Enzo Moavero-Milanesi, Gianfranco Pasquino and Lucrezia Reichlin

The European Union celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017, but celebrations were muted by Brexit and the growing sense of a crisis of identity. However, as this seminal work shows, the history and ambition of the European Union are considerable. Written by key stakeholders who, between them, acted as architects, adjudicators and arbitrators of the project, it presents the definitive history of the first two generations of the European Union.

This book revisits the birth and consolidation of the great project of a united Europe and the political, institutional, judicial and economical frameworks of the European Union: from the process towards integration, to the advancements and the impasses in building a political union.

Giuliano Amato is a Judge at the Italian Constitutional Court.

Enzo Moavero-Milanesi is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic.

Gianfranco Pasquino is Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna and Senior Adjunct Professor, Hopkins SAIS-Europe as well as a Fellow at Accademia dei Lincei.

Lucrezia Reichlin is Professor at London Business School.


February 2019   |   9781509917419   |   592pp   |   Hbk   |    RSP: £120

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Evidence Standards in EU Competition Enforcement

The EU Approach

Andriani Kalintiri

What rules or principles govern the assessment of evidence in EU competition enforcement? This book offers, for the first time, a comprehensive academic study on the topic. Its aim is twofold. Firstly, it produces a typology of evidence standards in competition proceedings at the EU level, thereby systemising the guidance that is currently dispersed in the case-law of the EU Courts. Secondly, it examines the applicable evidence rules and principles with a view to better understanding their role in EU competition enforcement. In so doing, the book illustrates that evidence standards are not mere technicalities and their significance should not be underestimated. Rigorous and engaging, this work provides a much-needed analysis of a key question of EU competition enforcement.

Andriani Kalintiri is a Lecturer in Law at City, University of London.


February 2019   |   9781509919666   |   280pp   |   Hbk   |    RSP: £65

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Sexuality and Transsexuality Under the European Convention on Human Rights

A Queer Reading of Human Rights Law

Damian A Gonzalez-Salzberg

This book undertakes a critical analysis of international human rights law through the lens of queer theory. It pursues two main aims: first, to make use of queer theory to illustrate that the field of human rights law is underpinned by several assumptions that determine a conception of the subject that is gendered and sexual in specific ways. This gives rise to multiple legal and social consequences, some of which challenge the very idea of universality of human rights. Second, the book proposes that human rights law can actually benefit from a better understanding of queer critiques, since queer insights can help it to overcome heteronormative beliefs currently held. In order to achieve these main aims, the book focuses on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, the leading legal authority in the field of international human rights law. The use of queer theory as the theoretical approach for these tasks serves to deconstruct several aspects of the Court’s jurisprudence dealing with gender, sexuality, and kinship, to later suggest potential paths to reconstruct such features in a queer(er) and more universal manner.

Damian A Gonzalez-Salzberg is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield.


February 2019   |   9781509914937   |   248pp   |   Hbk |    RSP: £60

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