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

Schütze, Robert

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Abstract

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 ‘foreign’ market once they comply with the law of their home state. Finally, according to the ‘national’ market model, all trade restrictions that are above a—legislative or judicial—Union standard must be removed. The book argues that the EU internal market—and in particular the structure of its law—has generally evolved from an international to a federal market philosophy.

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Schütze, R. (2017). From International to Federal Market: The Changing Structure of European Law. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198803379.001.0001

Book Type Authored Book
Online Publication Date Jul 27, 2017
Publication Date 2017-07
Deposit Date Jun 16, 2017
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780198803379
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198803379.001.0001
Publisher URL https://global.oup.com/academic/product/from-international-to-federal-market-9780198803379