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Common European Legal Thinking

Essays in Honour of Albrecht Weber

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
  • Pedro Cruz Villalón
  • Tonio Klein
  • Jacques Ziller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Francisco Fernández Segado
    Pages 1-26
  3. Franz Cromme
    Pages 57-79
  4. José Manuel M. Cardoso da Costa
    Pages 115-123
  5. Ulrich Häde
    Pages 197-219
  6. Hermann-Josef Blanke, Robert Böttner
    Pages 243-286
  7. Peter-Christian Müller-Graff
    Pages 287-301
  8. Eberhard Eichenhofer
    Pages 343-361
  9. Reinhold Mokrosch, Arnim Regenbogen
    Pages 375-390
  10. Franz Zehetner
    Pages 403-412
  11. Francis Delpérée
    Pages 465-475
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 589-612

About this book

Introduction

Common European Legal Thinking emanates from the existence of a shared European legal culture as especially reflected in the existence of a common European constitutional law. It denotes a body of individual constitutional principles – written and unwritten – that represent the common heritage of the constitutions of the Member States. Taking into account the two major European organisations, the Council of Europe and especially the European Union, the essays of this Festschrift discuss a range of constitutional principles, including the rule of law, democracy, and the exercise of political power in a multilevel system which recognises fundamental rights as directly applicable and supreme law. Other essays examine the value of pluralism, the commitment of private organisations to uphold public values, principles or rules, and the objectives and methods of a transnational science of administrative law. These articles highlight the fact that the Ius Publicum Europaeum Commune is “politically” in the making, which can often be seen in the shape of general legal principles. The publication recognises the role of Albrecht Weber as a forerunner of Common European Legal Thinking.

Keywords

European Union Ius Publicum Europaeum Commune Legal Thinking Legal principles Member States

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann-Josef Blanke
    • 1
  • Pedro Cruz Villalón
    • 2
  • Tonio Klein
    • 3
  • Jacques Ziller
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty for Economics, Law and Social ScUniversity of ErfurtErfurtGermany
  2. 2.Court of Justice of the European UnionLuxembourgLuxembourg
  3. 3.University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Public Management in the State of Lower SaxonyHannoverGermany
  4. 4.Università di PaviaPaviaItaly

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