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Published: 01 October 2015

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780198753391

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Winner of the EUSA Best Book Award 2015-2016

An Ever More Powerful Court?

The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union

Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

Oxford Studies in European Law

  • Provides original data on the interaction between judicial and legislative politics from 1957 to 2014
  • Offers a careful theoretical and empirical examination of how the EU legislative process can influence and interact with CJEU decisions
  • Delivers new insights into the dynamics of law and politics in the European Union through its contemporary institutional and political setting
  • Develops new methods for examining judicial influence on legislative outputs, inviting scholars to apply the 'law attainment' approach in order to qualify research on the relationship between legal and political integration