Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law

Hardcover | October 22, 2012

byJulie Dickson, Pavlos Eleftheriadis

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The supranational law of the European Union represents a uniquely powerful, far-reaching, and controversial instance of the growth of international legal governance, one that has forever altered the political and legal landscape of its Member States. The EU has attracted significant attentionfrom political scientists, economists, and lawyers who have analysed its polity and constructed theoretical models of the integration process. Yet it has been almost entirely neglected by analytic philosophers, and the philosophical tools that have been developed to analyse and evaluate the Unionare still in their infancy.This book brings together legal philosophers, political philosophers, and EU legal academics in the service of developing the philosophical analysis of EU law. In a series of original and complementary essays they bring their varied disciplinary expertise and theoretical perspectives to bear oncentral issues facing the Union and its law. Combining both abstract thought in legal and political philosophy and more tangible theoretical work on specific legal issues, the essays in this volume make a significant contribution to developing work on the philosophical foundations of EU law, andwill engender further debate between philosophers, political philosophers, and EU legal academics. They will be of interest to all those engaged in understanding the nature and purpose of this unique legal entity.

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The supranational law of the European Union represents a uniquely powerful, far-reaching, and controversial instance of the growth of international legal governance, one that has forever altered the political and legal landscape of its Member States. The EU has attracted significant attentionfrom political scientists, economists, and l...

Dr Julie Dickson studied law and legal philosophy at the University of Glasgow, and at Balliol College, Oxford. She was an academic at the University of Leicester and at University College London before taking up her current post as Fellow and Senior Law Tutor at Somerville College, Oxford, in 2002. She is the review articles editor of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pagesPublished:October 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Julie Dickson and Pavlos Eleftheriadis: Introduction: The Puzzles of European Union LawPart I: The Legal System2. Julie Dickson: Towards a Theory of European Union Legal Systems3. Keith Culver and Michael Giudice: Not a System but an Order: An Inter-Institutional View of European Union Law4. George Letsas: Harmonic Law: The Case Against Pluralism5. Anthony Arnull: Judicial Dialogue in the European UnionPart II: Political Foundations6. Joseph Weiler: Deciphering the Political and Legal DNA of European Integration: An Exploratory Essay7. Pavlos Eleftheriadis: Citizenship and Obligation8. Wil Waluchow: Constitutionalism in the European Union: Pipedream or Possibility?9. Mattias Kumm: Constitutionalism and the Moral Point of Constitutional Pluralism: Institutional Civil Disobedience and Conscientious Objection10. Kalypso Nicolaidis: European Demoicracy and its Crisis11. Ari Afilalo and Dennis Patterson: Statecraft and the Foundations of European Union LawPart III: Constitutional Virtues12. Takis Tridimas: Precedent and the Court of Justice: A Jurisprudence of Doubt?13. Lorenzo Zucca: Monism and Fundamental Rights14. Geert De Baere: European Integration and the Rule of Law in Foreign Policy15. Andrea Sangiovanni: Solidarity in the European Union: Problems and Prospects16. Sionaidh Douglas-Scott: The Problem of Justice in the European Union: Values, Pluralism, and Critical Legal Justice