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Between Compliance and Particularism

Member State Interests and European Union Law

  • Marton Varju


  • Analyses the law from a previously unexplored angle

  • Collects analyses from a broad range of legal and policy areas

  • Enables lawyers to interpret the impact of national-level developments on their specific area

  • Challenges the legal doctrinal state of the art


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About this book


The book examines how the interests of the member states, which provide the primary driving force for developments in European integration, are internalised and addressed by the law of the European Union. In this context, member state interests are taken to mean the policy considerations, economic calculations, local socio-cultural factors, and the raw expressions of political will which shape EU policies and determine member state responses to the obligations arising from those policies. The book primarily explores the junctions and disjunctions between member state interests defined in such a manner and EU law, where the latter expresses either an obligation for the member states to comply with common policies or an acceptance of member state particularism under the common EU framework.


EU obligations Member state interests Compliance National particularism EU framework

Editors and affiliations

  • Marton Varju
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Social SciencesHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

About the editors

​Marton Varju is senior research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre of Social Sciences and head of the Lendület-HPOPs Research Group. He is also senior legal advisor at the Kúria, Budapest.

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