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Three new books published in the School of Law

The Research Handbook on European State Aid Law published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

Three new books published in the School of Law

Professor Erika Szyszczak from the School of Law has edited three books during 2011

The Research Handbook on European State Aid Law, published by Edward Elgar analyses the critical and controversial role of the correct use of state funding which propelled issues of state aid to the centre of public discussion as the full extent of the financial crisis unfolded.

A second book, Legal Developments in Services of General Interest, published by TMC Asser Press also contains two contributions from Leicester academics – Dr Jim Davies, a former LLM and PhD student who is now a Senior Lecturer at Northampton University, and Dr Priscilla Schwartz, a lecturer in law.

The third book, Health Care and EU Law, also published by TMC Asser Press, addresses the growing competence of the EU to regulate health care law in the Member States of the EU. This ranges from the mutual recognition of medical practioner qualifications, the free movement of medical professionals and establishments (such as medical or dental clinics), to allowing patients to move abroad for medical treatment. Controversially the EU has also assumed greater regulation over issues of medical ethics, data protection, procurement of medical services and equipment. All of these issues are explored in this research.

The books are the product of a research project within the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation which changed its name in October 2011 (previously it was known as the Centre for European Law and Integration). The change of name marks a change in direction for the Centre which celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year. The increased flexibility and inter-connectedness between global trade and regulation has allowed the Centre to expand its research interests to embrace internationalisation as well as regionalism. One research cluster focuses upon the Transformation of the Market and the State (ToMaS), involving an international group of researchers interested in analysing the changes to the role of the State in providing goods and services (telecommunications, transport, postal and utility services, often through public monopolies) and traditional welfare goods and services (for example, education, healthcare social security). The project analyses the moves towards the liberalisation and privatisation of public and welfare markets and the role law has played in facilitating liberalisation and regulating the new competitive markets. A series of international conferences have been held in Potsdam, London, Groningen, with the most recent conference in Copenhagen, May 2011 focusing on the current issue facing the EU: The Role of Social Services of General Interest in EU Law: New Challenges and Tensions.

The edited collection of essays from this conference will be published by TMC Asser Press in 2012 in the Legal Issues of Services of General Interest series.

The issue of how public services should be funded in the future in the EU is currently a major topic on the political agenda in the EU as the European Commission reviews a scheme originally drawn up by the former Commissioner for Competition, Mario Monti, now the new Prime Minister of Italy. Professor Szyszczak has delivered a series of public lectures on this topic, the next lecture will be at Kings College, London on 13 December 2011.

The Research Handbook on European State Aid Law

  • Editors: Erika Szyszczak, University of Leicester; Littleton Chambers, Temple, UK
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 978 1 84980 274 1 (Hardback)
  • Published: 2011
  • Price: £120.00
  • Pages: 456

Legal Developments in Services of General Interest

  • Author: Prof. Erika Szyszczak, University of Leicester; Dr. Jim Davies, University of Northampton; Prof. Mads Andenas, University of Oslo; Dr. Tarjei Bekkedal, University of Oslo
  • Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
  • ISBN: 978-90-6704-733-3
  • Published: 2011
  • Price: £72
  • Pages: 266

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Health Care and EU Law

  • Editors: Prof. Johan van de Gronden, Radboud University of Nijmegen; Prof. Erika Szyszczak, University of Leicester; Prof. Ulla Neergaard, Copenhagen Business school; Prof. Markus Krajewski, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
  • ISBN: 978-90-6704-727-2
  • Published: 2011
  • Price: £99
  • Pages: 450

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