Common European Legal Thinking
Common European Legal Thinking emanates from the existence of a shared European legal culture as especially reflected in the existence of a common European constitutional law. It denotes a body of individual constitutional principles – written and unwritten – that represent the common heritage of the constitutions of the Member States. Taking into account the two major European organisations, the Council of Europe and especially the European Union, the essays of this Festschrift discuss a range of constitutional principles, including the rule of law, democracy, and the exercise of political power in a multilevel system which recognises fundamental rights as directly applicable and supreme law. Other essays examine the value of pluralism, the commitment of private organisations to uphold public values, principles or rules, and the objectives and methods of a transnational science of administrative law. These articles highlight the fact that the Ius Publicum Europaeum Commune is “politically” in the making, which can often be seen in the shape of general legal principles. The publication recognises the role of Albrecht Weber as a forerunner of Common European Legal Thinking.
European External Action Service
In European External Action Service, Mauro Gatti provides a legal analysis of the EU’s ‘foreign ministry’ and assesses its capability to promote coherence in EU external relations.
Legitimacy Issues of the European Union in the Face of Crisis
Angesichts der Krisen, die die Europäische Union seit einigen Jahren erschüttern, von der Finanzkrise bis hin zur Flüchtlingskrise und zum Brexit-Votum verstärken sich Skepsis und Ablehnung; eine drohende Legitimationskrise zwingt zur Analyse nicht nur der Ursachen sondern auch der Potentiale einer Stärkung der Legitimation. Dieser Band beruht auf den Beiträgen und Diskussionen zweier Konferenzen des European Constitutional Law Network (ECLN) über demokratietheoretische Grundlagen, eine Analyse der Ursachen der Finanzkrise und der Rolle der Gerichte bei ihrer Bewältigung, den Schutz der Grundrechte der Unionsbürger und die Stärkung von Bürgernähe und Partizipation durch Digitalisierung bis hin zu konkreten Reformvorschlägen. Ein dialogischer Epilog von Joseph Weiler und einigen der Autoren gibt Anregungen zur weiteren Diskussion und Reflektion, auf die es in den kommenden Jahren ankommt, wenn die EU als demokratische Union der Bürger aus den Krisen hervorgehen und sich weiter entwickeln soll. Mit Beiträgen von Giacinto della Cananea, Tom Eijsbouts, Federico Fabbrini, George Gerapetritis, Anna-Maria Konsta, George Karavokyris, Mattias Kumm, Jean-Victor Louis, Miguel Poiares Maduro, Antonis Manitakis, Ana Maria Guerra Martins, Lina Papadopoulou, Ingolf Pernice, Joseph H. H. Weiler und Jiri Zemánek
Europa Atl ntico e o Mundo mobilidades crises din micas culturais
O tema Europa adquire um papel preponderante no livro. Clara evidência do pioneirismo de Maria Manuela Tavares Ribeiro no estudo e na investigação nesta área do saber – Estudos Europeus, no campo da História e das Humanidades, numa época em que estas matérias estavam circunscritas aos estudos económicos e jurídicos. Como bem salienta Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins no seu texto Pensar a Europa como Democracia…: “Maria Manuela Tavares Ribeiro tem sido, no panorama do debate europeu, uma referência fundamental (…) pela abertura de horizontes novos que tem permitido, no sentido de assegurar que a Europa seja vista não como um projeto fechado e burocrático, mas como um desafio cívico, que deverá envolver Estados e cidadãos, instituições e pessoas.”
Judicial Cooperation in European Private Law
Notwithstanding recent increases in the scope for judicial cooperation and dialogue between European courts, little research has been undertaken into the impact of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, and the dialogue that arises therefrom, in national legal systems between courts and regulators. This coherent collection of original chapters provides unique insights into these developments – with a particular focus on consumer law – from a broad range of stakeholders, including academics and judges from the EU and the US.
European Banking and Financial Law
In recent decades, the volume of EU legislation on financial law has increased exponentially. Banks, insurers, pension funds, investment firms and other financial institutions all are increasingly subject to European regulatory rules, as are day to day financial transactions. Serving as a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to European banking and financial law, the book is organized around the three economic themes that are central to the financial industry: (i) financial markets; (ii) financial institutions; and (iii) financial transactions. It covers not only regulatory law, but also commercial law that is relevant for the most important financial transactions. It also explains the most important international standard contracts such as LMA loan contracts and the GMRA repurchase agreements. Covering a broad range of aspects of financial law from a European perspective, it is essential reading for students of financial law and European regulation.
The Institutions and Dynamics of the European Community 1973 83
Based on fresh archival research and interviews this book offers a new look at the history of this distinct era of European integration. Chapters from leading scholars include subjects ranging from European law to EC expansion, and from the European Currency System to the application of Greece to join the Community. Overall, the book provides a fresh interpretation of the period - as one not simply of crisis and stagnation.
Islam and English Law
Should England adopt shari'a law? Does Islam threaten British ideals? Lawyers, theologians and sociologists provide here a constructive, forward-looking dialogue.
The Inter American Court of Human Rights
This book provides a reference guide to the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Structured in two parts, it covers the case law on jurisdiction and procedure before the Court and the case law on the scope of particular rights, drawing comparisons with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
The Question of Competence in the European Union
The allocation of powers between the European Union and its Member States is a classic theme in European studies. The question of to how to limit the expansion of Union's competences whilst safeguarding the dynamics of the process of European integration is now being raised. This book is a theoretical and practical inquiry into this question