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EU Law Stories: Contextual and Critical Histories in European Jurisprudence

Posted on 07 February 2017

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Historical Archives of the European Union and Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

Friday 3 March – Saturday 4 March 2017

BOOK LAUNCH EVENT

EU Law Stories: Contextual and Critical Histories in European Jurisprudence


This event brings together several of the authors of this forthcoming volume, edited by Professor Fernanda Nicola and Professor Bill Davies, to discuss their methodologies, findings and analysis. Through an interdisciplinary analysis of the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the 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 many contributions to EU Law Stories show that the effects of judge-made law remain relatively indeterminate and each case can be retold through different contextual narratives, and show the commitment of the European legal elites to the experience of legal reasoning.

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