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European Union Centre of Excellence

Featured Essays

EUCE ‘Featured Essays’ highlight relevant, first-rate scholarship in EU Studies in a range of disciplines. The essays are written by EUCE scholars at York or by other scholars.

Armin von Bogdandy (Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg), Founding Principles of EU Law: A Theoretical and Doctrinal Sketch (2010)

Abstract: The article discusses the roles of founding principles of the EU with the method of doctrinal constructivism, thereby explaining this specific approach to legal scholarship. At the same time it proves the usefulness of the constitutional approach to EU law. Core characteristics of the EU legal order should become more tangible.