THE EUROPEANUNION A POLITY OF STATES AND PEOPLES

THE EUROPEANUNION A POLITY OF STATES AND PEOPLES r e g u i r i n g them to rely o n t h e i r own a s s e s s m e n t . The n e w r u l e s h a v e a l s o g r e a t l y i n c r e a s e d the involvement o f n a t i o n a l c o u r t s a n d c o m p e t i t i o n a u t h o r i t i e s in the e n f o r c e m e n t o f E U c o m p e t i t i o n rules. These p r o c e d u r a l r e f o r m s h a v e h a d a s i g n i f i c a n t i m p a c t u p o n d i s t r i b u t i o n a n d a g e n c y a g r e e m e n t s . F u r t h e r m o r e , the e n l a r g e m e n t o f the E U in 2 0 0 4 fi-om 15 to 25 M e m b e r States, a n d the e v e r - e x p a n d i n g c a s e l a w o f the E u r o p e a n courts., m e a n s t h a t E U l a w h a s a n e v e r w i d e r a n d m o r e p r o n o u n c e d impact. This c o m p r e h e n s i v e l y r e w r i t t e n a n d u p d a t e d n e w edition o f a well-known text combine.s e x p e r t c o m m e n t a r y with clear, p r a c t i c a l a d v i c e on the l a w affecting d i s t r i b u t i o n a g r e e m e n t s , exclusive supply, p u r c h a s e a g r e e m e n t s , f r a n c h i s i n g , a g e n c y a n d selective distribution. J o a n n a Goyder, Hart Publishhing, 2005, ISBN 1-84113-550-X, Hardback, 404 pp. T H E E U R O P E A N U N I O N A POLITY OF STATES AND PEOPLES This book e x p l a i n s to a g e n e r a l a u d i e n c e w h a t the E u r o p e a n Union is a b o u t a n d h o w it h a s g r o w n s i n c e 1952 into a p o l i t y o f 2 5 S t a t e s a n d a p o p u l a t i o n o f m o r e t h a n 4 5 0 million p e o p l e . It e x p l a i n s the c o n s t i t u t i o n - m a k i n g p r o c e s s t h a t is c u r r e n t l y t a k i n g p l a c e in t h e E u r o p e a n Union, a n d the s i g n i f i c a n c e o f the d r a f t c o n s t i t u t i o n which h a s been submitted ,for r a t i f i c a t i o n by the 25 m e m b e r states. The b o o k is w r i t t e n f r o m a l e g a l p e r s p e c t i v e , b u t c o n t a i n s m a n y preferences to p o l i t i c a l s c i e n c e a n d r e c e n t A m e r i c a n a n d E u r o p e a n history. It a i m s to s h o w h o w the d i s t i n c t i v e f e a t u r e s o f a d e m o c r a t i c p o l i t y t h a t c h a r a c t e r i z e the M e m b e r States c a n be g r a d u a l l v t r a n s p l a n t e d to t h e E u r o p e a n Union. To m a k e the book useful to a more .specialized s e t o f r e a d e r s , s u c h a s s t u d e n t s o f l a w a n d politics, it c o n t a i n s a l a r g e n u m b e r o f n o t e s t h a t c o n t a i n d e t a i l e d i n f o r m a t i o n a n d p o i n t to a d d i t i o n a l r e a d i n g on a variety o f topics. The b o o k d r a w s on the a u t h o r ' s e x c e p t i o n a l l v wide a n d p r o f o u n d knowledge o f the institutions o f t h e EU, its history, its l a w s a n d its v a r i e d cultures. W a l t e r van Gerven, Hart Publishing, 2005, ISBN 1-84113-529-1, Paperback, 432 pp. B U I L D I N G E U R O P E ' S P A R L I A M E N T DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION B E Y O N D THE N A T I O N STATE Why h a v e the n a t i o n a l g o v e r n m e n t s o f E U m e m b e r s t a t e s succes.sivelv e n d o w e d the E u r o p e a n P a r l i a m e n t with supervisory, b u d g e t a r y , a n d l e g i s l a t i v e p o w e r s o v e r the p a s t f i f t y year-s? B u i l d i n g E u r o p e ' s P a r l i a m e n t shreds new light on this p i v o t a l is.sue, a n d providers a m a j o r c o n t r i b u t i o n to the s t u d y of the E u r o p e a n P a r l i a m e n t . R i i t b e r g e r d e v e l o p s a t h e o r v o f d e l e g a t i o n to r e p r e s e n t a t i v e institution.s in i n t e r n a t i o n a l p o l i t i c s which c o m b i n e s elements o f d e m o c r a t i c t h e o r y a n d different s t r a n d s o f i n s t i t u t i o n a l i s t theory. To test the p l a u s i b i l i t y o f his theory, R i t t b e r g e r d r a w s on extensive a r c h i v a l m a t e r i a l a n d offers theory-guided, in-depth c a s e s t u d i e s o f t h e e l a n d m a r k d e c i s i o n in the h i s t o r y o f the E u r o p e a n P a r l i a m e n t : the cr-eation o f the C o m m o n A s s e m b l y o f t h e E C S C in 1951 a n d the c o n c o m i t a n t a c q u i s i t i o n o f s u p e r v i s o r y p o w e r s vis-a-vis t h e qua.si-executive H i g h Authoritv; the d e l e g a t i o n o f b u d g e t a r y p o w e r s f o l l o w i n g the .signing o f the Treaty o f G u x e m b o c n g in 1970; a n d the d e l e g a t i o n o f legislative p o w e r s r e . s u l t i n g f r o m the a d o p t i o n o f the Single E u r o p e a n Act s i g n e d in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tilburg Law Review Brill

THE EUROPEANUNION A POLITY OF STATES AND PEOPLES

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r e g u i r i n g them to rely o n t h e i r own a s s e s s m e n t . The n e w r u l e s h a v e a l s o g r e a t l y i n c r e a s e d the involvement o f n a t i o n a l c o u r t s a n d c o m p e t i t i o n a u t h o r i t i e s in the e n f o r c e m e n t o f E U c o m p e t i t i o n rules. These p r o c e d u r a l r e f o r m s h a v e h a d a s i g n i f i c a n t i m p a c t u p o n d i s t r i b u t i o n a n d a g e n c y a g r e e m e n t s . F u r t h e r m o r e , the e n l a r g e m e n t o f the E U in 2 0 0 4 fi-om 15 to 25 M e m b e r States, a n d the e v e r - e x p a n d i n g c a s e l a w o f the E u r o p e a n courts., m e a n s t h a t E U l a w h a s a n e v e r w i d e r a n d m o r e p r o n o u n c e d impact. This c o m p r e h e n s i v e l y r e w r i t t e n a n d u p d a t e d n e w edition o f a well-known text combine.s e x p e r t c o m m e n t a r y with clear, p r a c t i c a l a d v i c e on the l a w affecting d i s t r i b u t i o n a g r e e m e n t s , exclusive supply, p u r c h a s e a g r e e m e n t s , f r a n c h i s i n g , a g e n c y a n d selective distribution. J o a n n a Goyder, Hart Publishhing, 2005, ISBN 1-84113-550-X, Hardback, 404 pp. T H E E U R O P E A N U N I O N A POLITY OF STATES AND PEOPLES This book e x p l a i n s to a g e n e r a l a u d i e n c e w h a t the E u r o p e a n Union is a b o u t a n d h o w it h a s g r o w n s i n c e 1952 into a p o l i t y o f 2 5 S t a t e s a n d a p o p u l a t i o n o f m o r e t h a n 4 5 0 million p e o p l e . It e x p l a i n s the c o n s t i t u t i o n - m a k i n g p r o c e s s t h a t is c u r r e n t l y t a k i n g p l a c e in t h e E u r o p e a n Union, a n d the s i g n i f i c a n c e o f the d r a f t c o n s t i t u t i o n which h a s been submitted ,for r a t i f i c a t i o n by the 25 m e m b e r states. The b o o k is w r i t t e n f r o m a l e g a l p e r s p e c t i v e , b u t c o n t a i n s m a n y preferences to p o l i t i c a l s c i e n c e a n d r e c e n t A m e r i c a n a n d E u r o p e a n history. It a i m s to s h o w h o w the d i s t i n c t i v e f e a t u r e s o f a d e m o c r a t i c p o l i t y t h a t c h a r a c t e r i z e the M e m b e r States c a n be g r a d u a l l v t r a n s p l a n t e d to t h e E u r o p e a n Union. To m a k e the book useful to a more .specialized s e t o f r e a d e r s , s u c h a s s t u d e n t s o f l a w a n d politics, it c o n t a i n s a l a r g e n u m b e r o f n o t e s t h a t c o n t a i n d e t a i l e d i n f o r m a t i o n a n d p o i n t to a d d i t i o n a l r e a d i n g on a variety o f topics. The b o o k d r a w s on the a u t h o r ' s e x c e p t i o n a l l v wide a n d p r o f o u n d knowledge o f the institutions o f t h e EU, its history, its l a w s a n d its v a r i e d cultures. W a l t e r van Gerven, Hart Publishing, 2005, ISBN 1-84113-529-1, Paperback, 432 pp. B U I L D I N G E U R O P E ' S P A R L I A M E N T DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATION B E Y O N D THE N A T I O N STATE Why h a v e the n a t i o n a l g o v e r n m e n t s o f E U m e m b e r s t a t e s succes.sivelv e n d o w e d the E u r o p e a n P a r l i a m e n t with supervisory, b u d g e t a r y , a n d l e g i s l a t i v e p o w e r s o v e r the p a s t f i f t y year-s? B u i l d i n g E u r o p e ' s P a r l i a m e n t shreds new light on this p i v o t a l is.sue, a n d providers a m a j o r c o n t r i b u t i o n to the s t u d y of the E u r o p e a n P a r l i a m e n t . R i i t b e r g e r d e v e l o p s a t h e o r v o f d e l e g a t i o n to r e p r e s e n t a t i v e institution.s in i n t e r n a t i o n a l p o l i t i c s which c o m b i n e s elements o f d e m o c r a t i c t h e o r y a n d different s t r a n d s o f i n s t i t u t i o n a l i s t theory. To test the p l a u s i b i l i t y o f his theory, R i t t b e r g e r d r a w s on extensive a r c h i v a l m a t e r i a l a n d offers theory-guided, in-depth c a s e s t u d i e s o f t h e e l a n d m a r k d e c i s i o n in the h i s t o r y o f the E u r o p e a n P a r l i a m e n t : the cr-eation o f the C o m m o n A s s e m b l y o f t h e E C S C in 1951 a n d the c o n c o m i t a n t a c q u i s i t i o n o f s u p e r v i s o r y p o w e r s vis-a-vis t h e qua.si-executive H i g h Authoritv; the d e l e g a t i o n o f b u d g e t a r y p o w e r s f o l l o w i n g the .signing o f the Treaty o f G u x e m b o c n g in 1970; a n d the d e l e g a t i o n o f legislative p o w e r s r e . s u l t i n g f r o m the a d o p t i o n o f the Single E u r o p e a n Act s i g n e d in

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