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Culture and European Union Law

Rachael Craufurd Smith


This book explores the relationship between European Union law, culture, and identity. Community trade and competition rules have certainly affected many mundane, though highly formative, aspects of our day-to-day lives: when we shop, what we drink, even which football matches we watch on television. But Community law is not merely a vehicle for challenging established national rules which have a cultural dimension: Article 151 of the EC Treaty, which came into force in 1993, empowers the Community to ‘contribute to the flowering of the cultures of the Member States’, whilst at the same time b ... More

Keywords: European Union, culture, identity, Community trade, competition rules, Community law, Member States, policies, institutional structure, trade

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275472
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275472.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachael Craufurd Smith, editor
Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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1 Introduction

Rachael Craufurd Smith

Part I The Development of Cultural Policy by the European Community

Part II Trading Cultures: Culture and Commerce in the European Union

4 Sport as Culture in EC Law

Stephen Weatherill

Part III Communicating Culture in the European Union: The Media, Language, and Education

Part IV Culture, Identity, and European Integration

Part V Culture and the European Union’s External Relations: Trade and Aid

Part VI Concluding Observations

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