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The Internal Market as a Legal Concept

Stephen Weatherill


The EU is committed to the construction of an internal market: this book examines what the concept of the ‘internal market’ means. The book’s account and analysis of the law is built on the claim that the EU ‘internal market’ is an ambiguous legal concept. One may readily suppose that the UK possesses an internal market. So does Germany, so does France, so does Australia and Canada and the USA, and so on. And the EU aspires to an internal market. But the detailed patterns governing these several internal markets are not uniform. They vary. They vary according to the extent to which the constit ... More

Keywords: EU, internal market, free movement, competition law, legislative harmonization, subsidiarity, pre-emption, national identity, economic integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198794806
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794806.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Weatherill, author
Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, Somerville College, University of Oxford