The Role of Courts in Developing a European Social Model - Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

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This book brings together essays by leading legal scholars from a number of European countries. The essays concern trends in the development, and the theoretical and methodological implications thereof. All Essays focus on the role of the courts at both national- and supranational level. They are based on papers presented at a research conference held at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark on 18 September 2009. The book contains ten contributions altogether, each of which addresses different dimensions of the general theme.

 
03/10/2010

Edited by Ulla Neergaard, Ruth Nielsen and Lynn M. Roseberry

This book brings together essays by leading legal scholars from a number of European countries. The essays concern trends in the development, and the theoretical and methodological implications thereof. All Essays focus on the role of the courts at both national- and supranational level. They are based on papers presented at a research conference held at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark on 18 September 2009. The book contains ten contributions altogether, each of which addresses different dimensions of the general theme.

The authors are all lawyers but have their main professional activity within different legal disciplines. They represent different legal cultures and styles partly related to different geographical backgrounds, and the diversity of the authors is represented in their different contributions.

Contents

Introduction

Part I: Horizontal Approach

Judicial Activism of the European Court of Justice and the Development of the European Social Model in Anti-Discrimination and Consumer Law

Is There a Social Ideal of the European Court of Justice?

In Search of the Role of "Solidarity" in Primary Law and the Case Law of the European Court of Justice

Part II: Subject-Oriented Approach

The Constitutional Impact of Union Citizenship

Labour Law in the Courts

International Human Rights Treaties and Fundamental Rights in the Case Law of the European Court of Justice: Pointing Towards a European Social Model?

Part III: Theoretical and Methodological Aspects

Scandinavian Legal Realism and EU Law

The Case Law of the European Courts as Seen from a National Supreme Court - the Case of Norway

Legal Reasoning and the Hermeneutic Turn in the Law - Remarks on the European Court of Justice

Institutional Theories, EU Law and the Role of the Courts for Developing a European Social Model

The Authors

Abbreviations

The book is available for purchase at:DJØF Forlag

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