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The Cultural Dimension in EC Law

  • Kluwer Law International, London/The Hague/Boston 1997. 382 pp. US$ 143.00 GBP 90.00 ISBN 90-411-0685-5 Translated from the German This work analyzes the options and powers which exist at Community level for taking action in the sphere of 'culture', which is defined as education, science and culture in its narrower sense, and covers the question of the EC´s cultural jurisdiction. The definition of culture underlying this work has two functions: firstly, from the point of view of form, it narrows down the subject-matter under investigation and, secondly, it characterizes that subject-matter, substantively, as the area covered by those manifestations of life in society which cannot be measured by the yardstick of economic efficiency - a characterization which links together the three areas making up the field of culture: education, science and culture in the narrower sense. Individual aspects of the EC´s cultural jurisdiction have previously been covered in varying degrees of detail in the literature, prompted by decisions of the Court of Justice or the adoption of legislation by the Community institutions. Particular attention has been paid to the question of the EC´s powers in the field of broadcasting. General investigations encompassing the various individual problems and the principles of the relationship between culture and EC law are always readily available and some lack the necessary depth because of their approach. This study attempts to fill the gap which has been found to exist in the literature on European Community law. This book is an English version ot the author´s doctoral thesis, which was awarded the Wolters Kluwer Award of 1993. In order to consider the changes brought about by the Maastricht Treaty, the author has added a section on the Treaty on European Union, which originally appeared in German as Die kulturelle Dimension im Vertrag über die Europäische Union in the magazine Europarecht (EuR 1995, 349-376). CONTENTS: Introduction. 1: The Cultural Dimension in the Treaty on European Union. A. Introduction. B. Survey of the Changes Brought About by the Treaty. C. The Objective of the Maintenance and Development of the acquis communautaire. D. Classification of the New Provisions within the Treaty Structure. E. Individual Aspects of the New Provisions. 2: Community Practice in the Cultural Sphere. A. The Field of Education. B. The Field of Science. C. The Cultural Sphere in the Narrower Sense. 3: Individual Aspects of Community Law in the Field of Culture. A. The Field of Education. B. The Field of Culture in the Narrower Sense. 4: Principles and Potential Development of Community Law in the Cultural Field. A. Community Competence in the Cultural Field. B. The Community Law Framework for National Cultural Policy. C. The Legal Significance of Individual Forms of Action in the Cultural Field. D. Possible Developments in Community Law in the Cultural Field. Bibliography.

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Author:Matthias Niedobitek
Place of publication:London/The Hague/Boston
Document Type:Book
Year of Completion:1997
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Release Date:2016/06/16
Out of Print?:Nein
Documents of the German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV):Selbständige Verlagsveröffentlichungen