Visualising law, as the authors are attempting to do in this book, gives the reader some idea of what the blueprint of the edifice of European Union law looks like. The book contains 278 EU law-related charts (primary, secondary and case law) dealing with the following issues: introduction to the subject, the development of European integration, institutions, competences of the EU, the making of secondary law, the nature of EU law, introduction to substantive law, the internal market, competition law, social law, legal integration and enforcement.
Firstly, the charts are intended as a learning tool for students as well as for practitioners endeavouring to brush up on their EU law skills. Indeed most people understand and memorise complex or abstractcontent more easily if they have some form of visual aid at their disposal.
Secondly, these charts are intended as a presentation tool. Whether lecturing on EU law in a university, explaining an issue of EU law to a client or making a presentation before the board of directors of a company, visual tools can be highly useful.
The new second reprint of the book has been updated in order to follow the development of EU law in the time lapsed since the publication of the first reprint (2010).
About the Authors
Christa Tobler is a professor at both the Universities of Leiden (the Netherlands) and of Basel (Switzerland), where she teaches EU law. In her research, she places a particular emphasis on the issues of legal equality and discrimination, both in economic and in social law.
Jacques Beglinger is an attorney-at-law practicing in Zurich (Switzerland). He received his legal training in Switzerland, France and the United States. His background is in industrial law with a specialisation in international commercial law including, in particular, the areas of technology, e-business and media.
This volume is associated to the Meijers series of the Graduate School of Legal Studies of Leiden University, the Netherlands (http://www.law.leiden.edu/research/news/graduate-school-of-legal-studies.html). This book is a product of the “EUR-Charts - EU Law in Charts” project (http://www.eur-charts.eu). Companion website: http://www.eur-charts.eu/webcompanion/essential-eu-law-in-charts
This book is accompanied by “Essential EU Law in Text”, which is based on the charts and refers to them.