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Professor Eleanor Spaventa - all publications

Authored book

  • Dashwood, A.A., Dougan, M., Rodger, B., Spaventa, E. & Wyatt, D. (2011). Wyatt and Dashwood’s European Union Law. (6th edition). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Spaventa, E. (2007). Free Movement of Persons in the European Union. Barriers to movement in their constitutional context. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer.
  • Anthony Arnull, Dashwood, A., Ross, M. G. Wyatt, D. A. Spaventa, E. & Dougan, M. (2006). Wyatt and Dashwood's European Union Law (5th Edition). London: Sweet and Maxwell.

Chapter in book

  • Spaventa, E. (2017). Earned Citizenship - Understanding Union Citizenship through its Scope. In EU Citizenship and Federalism: the Role of Rights. Kochenov, D. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 204-225.
  • Spaventa, E. (2016). Economic justifications and Union Citizenship: Reallocating welfare responsibilities to the State of origin. In Exceptions from EU Free Movement Law - Derogation, Justification and Proportionality. Koutrakos, P., Nic Shuibhne, N. & Syrpis, P. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Spaventa, E. (2016). Once a foreigner, always a foreigner: Who Does Not Belong Here Anymore? Expulsion Measures. In Residence, employment and social rights of mobile persons. On how EU law defines where they belong. Verschueren, H. Cambridge Intersentia. 36: 89-110.
  • Spaventa, E. (2014). Article 45 – Freedom of Movement and of Residence. In The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. A Commentary. Peers, S., Hervey, T., Kenner, J. & Ward, A. Hart Publishing. 1161-1176.
  • Spaventa, E. (2014). Fundamental Rights in the European Union. In European Union Law. Barnard, C. & Peers, S. OUP.
  • Spaventa, E. (2014). Striving for Equality: who ‘deserves' to be a Union citizen? In Scritti in onore di Giuseppe Tesauro. Napoli: Editoriale Scientifica. 3: 2449-2466.
  • Spaventa, E. (2014). The Free Movement of Workers in the 21st Century. In Handbook of European Law. Arnull, A. A. & Chalmers, D. OUP.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor. (2011). Comments on Abuse of Law and the Free Movement of Workers. In Prohibition of Abuse of Law. Feria, Rita de la & Vogenauer, Stefan Oxford: Hart Publishing. 315-320.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor (2011). Counter-Terrorism and Fundamental Rights: judicial challenges and legislative changes after the rulings in Kadi and PMOI. In The European Union and Global Emergencies. Antoniadis, A., Schütze, R. & Spaventa, E. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 105-124.
  • Spaventa, E. (2011). The Horizontal Application of Fundamental Rights as General Principles of Union Law. In A Constitutional Order of States – Essays in Honour of Alan Dashwood. Arnull, A., Barnard, C., Dougan, M. & Spaventa, E. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 199-218.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor. (2010). The Constitutional Impact of Union Citizenship. In The Role of Courts in Developing a European Social Model - Theoretical and Methodological Perspective. Neergaard, U. Nielsen, R. & Roseberry, L. Copenhagen: Djøf Forlag. 141-167.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor. (2010). The impact of articles 12, 18, 39 and 43 of the EC Treaty on the coordination of social security systems. In 50 years of social security coordination: past - present - future. Jorens, Yves Luxembourg: European Commission. 112-128.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor. (2009). Federalisation versus Centralisation: tensions in fundamental rights discourse in the EU. In 50 Years of the European Treaties: Looking Back and Thinking Forward. Dougan, M. & Currie, S. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 343-364.
  • Spaventa, E. (2009). The Rule of which Law? The use of legal language in the rhetoric of the anni di piombo. In Imagining Terrorism: The Rhetoric and Representation of Political Violence in Italy 1969-2009. Antonello, P. & O'Leary, A. Leeds: Legenda. 116-127.
  • Spaventa, E. (2008). 'Fundamental Rights: the Interface between the Second and Third Pillar'. In Law and Practice of EU External Relations: Salient Features of a Changing Landscape. Dashwood A. A. & Maresceau M. Cambridge Cambridge University Press. 129-151.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor (2008). The outer limit of the Treaty Free Movement Provisions: some reflections on the significance of Keck, remoteness and Deliège. In The outer limits of European Union law. Barnard, C. & Odudu, O. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 245-272.
  • Spaventa, E. (2007). 'Fundamental what? The difficult relationship between foreign policy and fundamental rights’. In EU Foreign Relations Law: Constitutional Fundamentals. Cremona, M. & De Witte, B. Oxford: Hart Publishing. 13: 233-256.
  • Dougan, M. & Spaventa, E. (2005). 'Wish You Weren't Here.' New Models of Social Solidarity in the European Union. In Social Welfare and EU Law. Spaventa, E. & Dougan, M. Oxford.: Hart Publishing. 181-218.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor (2004). The Principle of Subsidiarity and the New Proposed Protocol. In Uma Constituição para a Europa. Almedina Coimbra: Livraria Almedina.
  • Spaventa, E. (2002). “La violenza nel contratto”. In I precedenti: la formazione giurisprudenziale del diritto civile. Alpa, G. Turin, Italy.: UTET.

Edited book

  • Dougan, M. NicShuibhne, N. & Spaventa, E. (2012). Empowerment and Disempowerment of the European Citizen. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Arnull, A. Barnard, C., Dougan, M. & Spaventa, Eleanor (2011). A Constitutional Order of States: Essays in Honour of Alan Dashwood. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Antoniadis, A. , Schütze, R. & Spaventa, E. (2011). The European Union and Global Emergencies. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Dougan, M. & Spaventa, E. (2005). Social Welfare and EU Law. Essays in European Law 9. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Journal Article

  • Spaventa, E. (2015). A very fearful Court? The protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union after Opinion 2/13. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 22(1): 35-56.
  • Spaventa, E. (2015). Family rights for circular migrants and frontier workers: O and B, and S and G. Common Market Law Review 52(3): 753-777.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor (2009). Case T-256/07, Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran v. Council, judgment of the Court of First Instance of 23 October 2008, Case T-284/08, Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran v. Council, judgment of the Court of First Instance of 4 December 2008. Common Market Law Review 46(4): 1239-1263.
  • E Spaventa (2009). Leaving Keck behind? The free movement of goods after the rulings in Commission v Italy and Mickelsson and Roos. European Law Review 35(6): 914-932.
  • E Spaventa. (2008). Seeing the Wood Despite the Trees? On the Scope of Union Citizenship and its Constitutional Effects. Common Market Law Review 45(1): 13-45.
  • Spaventa, E. (2007). 'Opening Pandora's Box: Some Reflections on the Constitutional Effects of the Decision in Pupino'. European Constitutional Law Review 3(1): 5-24.
  • Spaventa, E. (2006). 'Remembrance of Principles Lost: on Fundamental Rights, the Third Pillar and the Scope of Union Law'. Yearbook of European Law 25(1): 153-176.
  • Spaventa, E. (2005). Case C-109/01, Secretary of State for the Home Department v. H. Akrich. Common Market Law Review 42(1): 225-239.
  • Spaventa, E. (2005). Case C-442/02, Caixa-Bank France v. Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de l’Industrie. Common Market Law Review 42(4): 1151-1168.
  • Spaventa, E. (2004). 'From Gebhard to Carpenter: towards a (non-) Economic Constitution'. Common Market Law Review 41(3): 743-773.
  • Spaventa, E. (2004). 'Public Services and European Law: Looking for Boundaries'. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 5: 271-291.
  • Dashwood, A. A., Dougan, M.,, Hillion, C., Johnston, A. & Spaventa, E. (2003). Draft Constitutional Treaty of the European Union and related documents. European Law Review 28(1): 3-38.
  • Dougan, M. & Spaventa, E. (2003). Educating Rudy and the (non-)English Patient: A Double-Bill on Residency Rights under Article 18 EC. European Law Review 28(5): 699-712.
  • Spaventa, E. (2002). Case C-189/01, H. Jippes, Afdeling Groningen van de Nederlandse Vereniging tot Bescherming van Dieren, Afdeling Assen en omstreken van de Nederlandse Vereniging tot Bescherming van Dieren v. Minister van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Visserij, Judgment of the Full Court of 12 July 2001, nyr. Common Market Law Review 39(5): 1159-1170.
  • Spaventa, E. (2002). On Discrimination and the Theory of Mandatory Requirement. Cambridge Yearbook Of European Legal Studies 2000 3: 457-478.
  • Spaventa, E. (2002). On Discrimination and the Theory of Mandatory Requirements. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 3: 457-478.
  • Spaventa, E. (2001). Case C-388/95, Belgium v. Spain. Common Market Law Review 38(1): 211-219.
  • Spaventa, E. (2000). Case C-254/98, Schutzverband gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb v. TK-Heimdienst Sass GmbH, Judgment of 13 January 2000, not yet reported. Common Market Law Review 37(5): 1265-1275.
  • Spaventa, E. (1998). Frost and Others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and Others, Traduzione e nota. Responsabilita' Civile e Previdenza 1261-1281.
  • Spaventa, E. (1998). Il Genetic Privacy Act. Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato 245-258.


  • O'Brien, C., Spaventa, E. & De Corninck, J. (2016). Comparative Report 2015 - The concept of worker under Article 45 TFEU and certain non-standard forms of employment. European Commission.
  • Spaventa, E. (2016). The interpretation of Article 51 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: the dilemma of stricter or broader application of the Charter to national measures. European Parliament.
  • Van Omoermeiren, F. (ed), O'Brien, C., Spaventa, E., Jorens, Y. & Schulte, B. (2014). Analytical Report 2014. The notions of obstacle and discrimination under EU law on free movement of workers. Report prepared under Contract No VC/2013/0300 - FreSsco. European Union.
  • Spaventa, Eleanor (2008). European Union (Amendment) Bill and the Lisbon Treaty: Implications for the UK Constitution 6th Report of Session 2007–08 Report with Evidence. London, The Stationery Office.