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The Judicial Construction of Europe
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The Judicial Construction of Europe

Alec Stone Sweet

Abstract

The law and politics of European integration have been inseparable since the 1960s, when the European Court of Justice rendered a set of foundational decisions that gradually served to ‘constitutionalize’ the Treaty of Rome. In this book, the author, one of the world's foremost social scientists and legal scholars, blends deductive theory, quantitative analysis of aggregate data, and qualitative case studies to explain the dynamics of European integration and institutional change in the European Union (EU) since 1959. He shows that the activities of market actors, lobbyists, legislators, litig ... More

Keywords: agency, delegation, dynamics, environmental protection, European Court of Justice, European integration, European legal system, European legislation, European policy, European Union, expansionism, free movement of goods, governance, institutional change in the European Union, judicialization, law, national administration, national justice, path dependence and precedent, politics, regional integration theory, rights revolution, rulemaking, sex equality, supranational governance, supranationalism, Treaty of Rome, trusteeship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/019927553X.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alec Stone Sweet, author
Official Fellow, Chair of Comparative Government, Nuffield College, Oxford, and Senior Fellow, Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale School of Law

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