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Law and Values in the European Union

Stephen Weatherill


How has the European Union developed since its origins in the reconstruction of Europe in the wake of the Second World War, and why has it developed in this fashion? The principal theme of this book maintains that the EU is a site for the management of the interdependence of the States that are its members. A whole host of challenges—from climate change to security to migration to economic reform—can be tackled more effectively through multilateral action than by unilateral State action and the EU has become the principal location for that action in common. In essence, the States of the EU are ... More

Keywords: European Union, reconstruction of Europe, climate change, security, migration, economic reform, multilateral action, fundamental rights, Member States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557264
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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