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From International to Federal Market: The Changing Structure of European Law

Robert Schütze


What philosophy informs the European Union’s internal market? In the history of European integration three market models can be distinguished: an international model, a federal model, and a national model. Under the international model, each State commits itself to limiting its external sovereignty, while it retains internal sovereignty over its national market. By contrast, the federal model accepts that within a ‘common market’ States must lose a part of their internal sovereignty; and in line with the principle of ‘home state’ control, goods are generally entitled to be freely sold on a ‘fo ... More

Keywords: free trade, GATT, US Commerce Clause, Article 34 TFEU, internal market, federalism, Cassis de Dijon, Keck, legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803379
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803379.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Schütze, author
University of Durham

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