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Minoritarian Activism – Judicial Politics in the European Union

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Title: Minoritarian Activism – Judicial Politics in the European Union
Authors: Larsson, Olof
Issue Date: 7-Nov-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Parts of work: I. Larsson, Olof and Naurin, Daniel. Judicial Independence and Political Uncertainty: How the Risk of Override Affects the Court of Justice of the EU. International Organization / Volume 70 / Issue 02 / March 2016, pp 377 - 408

II. Larsson, Olof. Overriding the CJEU? The Legislative Fate of the Most Contested CJEU Judgments, 1997-2008. Unpublished manuscript.

III. Larsson, Olof and Naurin, Daniel. Split Vision. Multi-Dimensionality in the International Legal Policy Space. Unpublished Manuscript.

IV. Olof Larsson, Daniel Naurin, Mattias Derlén, and Johan Lindholm. Speaking Law to Power: The Strategic Use of Precedent of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Comparative Political Studies 1–29 2016

Date of Defence: 2016-12-12
Disputation: Mådagen den 12 december, kl. 13.15 i hörsalen Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
Keywords: Court of Justice of the European Union
Judicial Politics
Courts and Law
European integration
Abstract: Abstract Is the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) best described as a run-away agent, free to influence the EU according to its own preferences, or as an obedient servant of EU member state governments? In this dissertation, Olof Larsson argues that neither description fits the CJEU. Rather, the CJEU is dependent upon the support of at least a minority of EU member states in order to be able to change the EU in ways counter to the wishes of the majority. The CJEU has not become one of the... more
ISBN: 978-91-629-0016-8 (PRINT)
978-91-629-0015-1 (PDF)
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