The Pluralist Character of the European Economic Constitution

By Clemens Kaupa

This monograph intervenes in the long-standing and controversial debate on the socio-economic orientation of the European Union. Arguing that the European economic constitution is pluralist in the sense that it does not favor any specific socio-economic model, it shows that internal market law allows the pursuit of very different regulatory projects by the European and the national legislators. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach. The three main chapters analyze the history of the internal market, its regulatory purpose in the light of current socio-economic conflicts and its textual basis as interpreted and developed in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. By challenging the orthodoxy, the book makes a bold proposition that will likely resonate in both internal market law scholarship and European law in general. With the ongoing economic crisis triggering a significant interest in economic questions among legal scholars, it is particularly timely and topical. (Series: Modern Studies in European Law, Vol. 67) [Subject: European Law, Law and Economics]

Publication Date: 8/25/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849467698