The Passivity of Law - Competence and Constitution in the European Court of Justice

The Passivity of Law - Competence and Constitution in the European Court of Justice

von: Luigi Corrias

Springer-Verlag, 2011

ISBN: 9789400710344 , 171 Seiten

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The Passivity of Law - Competence and Constitution in the European Court of Justice


 

Acknowledgements

5

Contents

6

Introduction

8

A Note on Methodology

11

Outline of the Book

14

Chapter-1

15

Competences and Authority in the European Legal Order

15

1.1 The Division of Competences Between Union and Member States

15

1.2 Beyond Attributed Powers: The Implied Powers Doctrine

21

1.3 Ensuring that the Law Is Observed? The Mandate of the European Court of Justice

27

1.4 Competences and Authority

32

1.5 Legal Power and Integration: Rereading the Maastricht Decision

34

1.6 Conclusion

38

Chapter-2

39

Paradigms of Constitution-Making, or Two Tales of One Dualism

39

2.1 Competence and Constitution

40

2.2 Constituent Power and the Primacy of Politics: Sieyès and His Legacy

43

2.3 Tamed Power: Constitutionalism and the Case for Limited Government

51

2.4 Law, State and Democracy: Rereading the Schmitt-Kelsen Debate

57

2.5 The Dualistic View and the Competence Creep

67

2.6 Conclusion

69

Chapter-3

70

Rethinking Constituent Power: A Chiastic Alternative

70

3.1 Constituent Power: An Ontology of Creation

71

3.2 Expression: Creation as Metamorphosis

74

3.3 Expression and Historicity

82

3.4 Constitution and Being in the World

85

3.5 Chiastic Constitution in Politics and Law

89

3.6 Conclusion

95

Chapter-4

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Embodying the Rule: The Passivity of Constitution

97

4.1 Auto-Institution and Rule-Following

98

4.2 “How to Take the Next Step”: Rereading Wittgenstein

102

4.3 Following the Trail: Perception in Art

105

4.4 Perception and Rule-Following: The Embodied Subject of Constitution

114

4.5 Rules and Customs: The Furrows of the World

121

4.6 Conclusion

125

Chapter-5

127

Constituting Competence: The Court of Justice and the European Legal Order

127

5.1 Situating the European Court of Justice: Preliminary Ruling and Acte Clair

128

5.2 ‘Federal Common Law’ and the Conundrum of Implication Solved

138

5.3 Making European Public Law: A Story of Effectiveness and Loyalty

146

5.4 The Commonality of Traditions: A Court in Search of Human Rights

152

5.5 Constitutionalising Integration: Constitutional Charter, Constitutional Court

156

5.6 Conclusion

164

Bibliography

172

Table of Cases

179

A. European Court of Justice

179

B. Other courts

180

Documents

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