Wednesday, September 13, 2017

EU Law Stories

Just out from Cambridge is EU Law Stories: Contextual and Critical Histories of European Jurisprudence, edited by Fernanda Nicola and Bill Davies, both of American University, Washington DC:
Through an interdisciplinary analysis of the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union, this book offers 'thick' descriptions, contextual histories and critical narratives engaging with leading or minor personalities involved behind the scenes of each case. The contributions depart from the notion that EU law and its history should be narrated in a linear and incremental way to show instead that law evolves in a contingent and not determinate manner. The book shows that the effects of judge-made law remain relatively indeterminate and each case can be retold through different contextual narratives, and shows the commitment of the European legal elites to the experience of legal reasoning. The idea to cluster the stories around prominent cases is not to be fully comprehensive, but to re-focus the scholarship and teaching of EU law by moving beyond the black letter and unravel the lawyering techniques to achieve policy results.
TOC after the jump.
    1. Introduction to EU law stories - contextual and critical histories in European jurisprudence Bill Davies and Fernanda Nicola
    Part I. Manufacturing EU Law Stories:
    2. EU law classics in the making - methodological notes on Grands arrêts at the European Court of Justice Antoine Vauchez
    3. Behind the scenes at the Court of Justice - drafting EU law stories Karen McAuliffe
    4. Judges or hostages? Sitting at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights Mathilde Cohen
    Part II. Constitutionalization and Democratization:
    5. Imagining the course of European law? Parti Ecologiste 'Les Verts' v. Parliament as a constitutional milestone in EU Law Anne Boerger and Bill Davies
    6. Law meets history - interpreting the van Gend en Loos judgment Morten Rasmussen
    7. Goodbye to all that - Commission v. Luxembourg and Belgium, and European Community law's break with the enforcement mechanisms of general international law Will Phelan
    8. Acts of creation - the ERTA decision as a foundation stone of the EU legal system Anne McNaughton
    Part III. Human Rights and Citizenship:
    9. Internationale handelsgesellschaft and the miscalculation at the inception of the ECJ's human rights jurisprudence Bill Davies
    10. Personal conviction and strategic litigation in Wijsenbeek John Morijn
    11. Breaking Chinese law - making European one - the story of Chen
    or two winners, two losers, two truths Dimitry Kochenov and Justin Lindeboom
    12. Ruiz Zambrano's quiet revolution - 468 days that made the immigration case of one deprived worker into the constitutional case of two precarious citizens Francesca Strumia
    13. Media pluralism in Centro Europa 7 Srl, or when your competitor sets the rules Roberto Mastroianni
    Part IV. Market Integration - Competition, Corporate and Private Law:
    14. The difficult quest to implement cartel control - Grundig-Consten (1966) and Philip Morris (1987) Laurent Warlouzet
    15. The Cassis legacy: Kir, banks, plumbers, drugs, criminals and refugees Kalypso Nicolaïdis
    16. The duty of sincere cooperation as lawyering strategy - a personal account of Commission v. United Kingdom case 804/79 John Temple Lang
    17. Centros, the freedom of establishment for companies, and the Court's accidental vision for corporate law Martin Gelter
    18. The pyrrhic victory of Mr Francovich and the principle of state liability in the Italian context Antonio Bartolini and Angela Guerrieri
    19. Tessili v. Dunlop 1976 - the political background of judicial restraint Vera Fritz
    20. Oceano - a transatlantic victory for the consumer and a missed opportunity for European Law Fernanda Nicola and Evelyne Tichadou
    Part V. Beyond the Market - Gender and Anti-Discrimination:
    21. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children v. Grogan - rereading the case and retelling the story of reproductive rights in Europe Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez
    22. Jenkins v. Kingsgate and the migration of the US disparate impact doctrine in EU law Ioanna Tourkochoriti
    23. Mademoiselle Gravier and equal access to education - success and boundaries of European integration Gisella Gori
    24. The early retirement age of the Hungarian judges Gábor Halmai
    Part VI. Beyond the EU Borders:
    25. Viking's 'semantic gaps' - law and the political economy of convergence in the EU Peter Lindseth
    26. Melki in context - Algeria and European legal integration Daniela Caruso and Joanna Geneve
    27. Of 'one shotters' and 'repeat-hitters' - a retrospective on the role of the European Parliament in the EU-US PNR litigation Elaine Fahey
    28. Lessons from American legal history - social rights and market freedoms Michelle Egan
    Conclusion:
    29. Learning from EU law stories - the European Court and its interlocutors revisited Mark Pollack.

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