Despite the fact that the book's coverage of institutional and administrative EC law is not detailed enough to qualify it as the sole textbook for a general course, Wyatt & Dashwood must continue to form a standard part of any comprehensive reading list in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. However, recourse to Hartley, at least on the recommended list, will still be necessary. Despite this, Wyatt & Dashwood remains an excellent and practical selection for a substantive law course. Yet, Weatherill & Beaumont is more modern in its approach. Their wine has a different bouquet and taste, regarding both its discussion of the literature on EC law and its feel and perception. In the end, given that modernization is the direction in which the wind is blowing for the teaching of EC law in the United Kingdom, Weatherill & Beaumont may be the better choice.
Laurence W. Gormley,
Derrick Wyatt & Alan Dashwood, European Community Law,
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