Culture and European Union Law

Hardcover | June 22, 2005

EditorRachael Craufurd Smith

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This book explores the relationship between European Union law, culture, and identity. Community trade and competition rules have certainly affected many mundane, though highly formative, aspects of our day-to-day lives: when we shop, what we drink, even which football matches we watch ontelevision. But Community law is not merely a vehicle for challenging established national rules which have a cultural dimension: Article 151 of the EC Treaty, which came into force in 1993, empowers the Community to 'contribute to the flowering of the cultures of the Member States', whilst at thesame time bringing the 'common cultural heritage to the fore'. This book explores some of the challenges facing the European Union in developing convincing and coherent policies in the cultural domain. These challenges stem not only from the Union's fragmented institutional structure and Member State sensitivities but also from the uncertainty which surroundsthe very meaning of the term 'culture' itself. The wide-ranging contributions illustrate how cultural issues can be seen to permeate all aspects of European Union law, by focussing on areas as diverse as international trade and aid, education, sport, language use, and the mass media.

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This book explores the relationship between European Union law, culture, and identity. Community trade and competition rules have certainly affected many mundane, though highly formative, aspects of our day-to-day lives: when we shop, what we drink, even which football matches we watch ontelevision. But Community law is not merely a ...

Rachael Craufurd Smith is Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:458 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.19 inPublished:June 22, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199275475

ISBN - 13:9780199275472

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AcknowledgmentsList of AuthorsTable of CasesTable of LegislationText of Article 151 of the European Community TreatyRachael Craufurd Smith: Chapter 1: IntroductionPart I The Development of Cultural Policy by the European CommunityRachael Craufurd Smith: Chapter 2: European Community Intervention in the Cultural Field: Continuity or Change?Part II Trading Cultures: Culture and Commerce in the European UnionNiamh Nic Shuibhne: Chapter 3: Labels, Locals, and the Free Movement of GoodsStephen Weatherill: Chapter 4: Sport as Culture in European Community LawAndrea Biondi: Chapter 5: The Gardener and other Stories: the Peregrinations of Cultural Artefacts within the European UnionPart III Communicating Culture in the European Union: the Media, Language, and EducationJosh Holmes: Chapter 6: European Community Law and the Cultural Aspects of TelevisionBruno de Witte: Chapter 7: Language Law of the European Union: Protecting or Eroding Linguistic Diversity?Julian Lonbay: Chapter 8: Reflections on Education and Culture in European Community LawPart IV: Culture, Identity, and European IntegrationRachael Craufurd Smith: Chapter 9: Article 151 and European IdentityTheodora Kostakopoulou: Chapter 10: Long-Term Resident Third Country Nationals in the European Union: Institutional Legacies and Evolving NormsPart V Culture and the European Union's External Relations: Trade and AidJoseph McMahon: Chapter 11: Preserving and Promoting Differences? The External Dimension of Cultural CooperationOlaf Weber: Chapter 12: From Regional to Global Freedom of Trade in Audio-Visual Goods and Services? A Comparison of the Impact on the Audio-Visual Sector of the Preferential Trade Zones Established by the European Community and the World Trade OrganizationPart VI Concluding ObservationsPaul Kearns: Chapter 13: Culture and European Union Law: The Exploration of an Interface