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European Integration and the Legal System. IHS Political Science Series: 2005, No. 101

Stone Sweet, Alec. (2005) European Integration and the Legal System. IHS Political Science Series: 2005, No. 101. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    In this paper, I chart the evolution of the European Community, combining three different perspectives. First, I examine the major features of the integration process since 1959. The evidence shows that European market and polity developed symbiotically, as the activities of economic actors, organized interests, litigators and judges, and the EC’s legislative and regulatory organs became linked, creating a self-sustaining, dynamic system. Second, I pro-vide an overview of the ‘constitutionalization’ of the treaty system, and survey the activities of the European Court. Among other things, constitutionalization secured property rights for transnational market actors, expanded the discretionary powers of national judges, and re-duced the EC’s intergovernmental character. Third, I examine in detail the impact of the ad-judicating the Rome Treaty’s free movement of goods provisions (Art. 28-30) on the market building and political integration.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Constitutionalization; Supranational Governance; Free Movement of Goods.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > Single Market > general
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law)
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Court of Justice/Court of First Instance
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Institute for Advanced Studies (Vienna), Department of Political Science > IHS Political Science Series
    Depositing User: Elisabet Torggler
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2005
    Page Range: p. 78
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:25
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3006

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