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The Variable Influences and Dynamics of Judicial Integration in the Union

Chalmers, Damian and Chaves, Mariana (2011) The Variable Influences and Dynamics of Judicial Integration in the Union. [Conference Proceedings] (Submitted)

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    It is often stated that the Court of Justice is a highly significant actor and a single explanatory narrative accounts for its position. A more plausible explanation is that it has grown precisely because it is less significant than claimed, and, as with other forms of EU politics, there is not a single field of judicial politics but multiple, discrete ones. All are highly confined and almost all are neither politically nor legally salient. The sole exception is litigation which enables a counter-majoritarian politics to take hold in domestic arenas. If the lack of salience of the Court in other fields raises questions about its functionality, this counter-majoritarian field raises the question as to how integration process identifies the legislative failure that justifies such intervention and sets its limits.

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Court of Justice/Court of First Instance
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2011 (12th), April 23-25, 2011
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2019 14:40
    Number of Pages: 35
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2019 14:40

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