This is the second volume of the Oxford Encyclopaedia of European Community Law, covering the law of the internal market (the first volume covered the law relating to the community institutions). The book covers those areas of Community law which are relevant to the creation and functioning of the internal market, such as the four freedoms, i.e. the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, including the right of establishment; customs law; company law; intellectual property rights; sex equality law; social security law; public procurement; tax law; and related areas (competition law and policy will be covered in the third volume). It contains definitions and explanations of the most important terms and concepts used in EC and EU law, based on the Treaties, secondary legislation and, above all, on the case-law of the European Court of Justice. The book has been prepared by recognized experts in the field of European law.
`Reviews of the Oxford Encyclopaedia of EC Law volume on Institutional Law This is obviously a useful and accessible sourcebook which evidences the wide learning and considerable diligence which the author has put into this work.
The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland
`there will be two further volumes ... if they are of the same quality as this first volume, the entire work will, in due course, represent a major contribution.
' D.W. Bowett, The British Year Book of International Law `Professor Toth has found the means to serve the two masters of concision and comprehensiveness at once, the former through the clarity and pungency of his expression, the latter by providing not only extensive references to case law and legal writing, but also the appropriate cross-references to other entries in the rest of the Encyclopaedia. If a book may be judged on the basis of one of its component parts, the Oxford Encyclopaedia of European Community Law is a very considerable achievement, whose utility is hardly open to doubt. It can confidently be expected to become a standard work which will take its place beside the Treaties in libraries and offices - and not just those devoted to the practice or study of law - within and outwith the Community. There only remains to await with anticipation the appearance of the two companion volumes.
' Kieran St. C. Bradley, European Law Review, 17 (1992) `The method of presentation is one of the work's strengths. The other strength lies in the clarity and succinctness of the writing. Each entry deals clearly and comprehensively with the relevant principles of law. The work is readable and difficult issues are done full justice. The book should make a useful reference work for anyone needing quick but reliable information on a particular area of institutional law.
' Cambridge Law Journal Businesspeople hoping to do business with the European Community should do some heavy browsing in this volume. `Each volume will set forth entries in alphabetical order in the margins. This feature makes it very simple to find the desired word or phrase. One can simply peruse the margins, for the purpose of learning the buzz words of European Community Law.
' American Society of International Law `Given the excellence of the first two volumes, one hopes that we will not have to wait as long for the final instalment [covering competition law]...The production and layout of the volume are exemplary. The wide margins will no doubt have increased its bulk and price, but will provide welcome space for the marginal annotations necessary to keep pace with this ever-developing area of the law.' Charles Lews, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Vol 1, No 2.
Series: OXFORD ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITY LAW : Book 2
Number Of Pages: 976
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 19.4 x 5.6
Weight (kg): 2.03