The Rule of Reason

Rethinking Another Classic of European Legal Doctrine

Edited by: Annette Schrauwen

Ever since the Dassonville and Cassis de Dijon rulings, the 'European' rule of reason stands for the dilemma between EU norm imposition and requirements of general interest. It surfaces at various settings within EU law. The motto of the Union, 'unified in diversity', reflects the balance between European unity and national diversity that has to be struck at almost every field of Union activity, with different results at each instance. This book addresses the topic not only from the perspective of EC law, but also from those of constitutional law, public international law and private law.


238 pages

Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789076871349