Understanding European Union Law is both an ideal introduction for students new to EU law and an essential addition to revision for the more accomplished. It is also essential reading for students on business studies courses. This 4th edition has been fully revised and updated in the light of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and continues to look at the main themes of EU law in a logical and progressive manner. It provides the reader with an understanding of EU law, concentrating on how, and especially why, the law has developed as it has. In addition, a number of issues presently facing the EU are also considered, such as fundamental rights and citizenship. The new edition incorporates summaries, end of chapter questions for self-testing and reflection; updated flow diagrams; and, a glossary of terms and important tips on how to approach examination questions. This student-friendly text is broad in scope and highly accessible. The ultimate objective of this book is to show that understanding EU law can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.