Focuses on the tensions and difficulties of European legal integration. This book presents four paradoxes of contemporary integration with the purpose of offering a framework for understanding some of the major interconnected processes.
General introduction; Part I European Law as a Process Between Constitutionalization and Democratization: Introduction, Helle Krunke; The convention and its constitution: all a great mistake?, Neil MacCormick; When 'no' means 'yes': a constitution for Europe and the limits of ignorance, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos; A legal mission: the emergence of a European 'rationalized' natural law, Henning Koch.; Part II 'An Ever Closer Union - An Ever Larger Market': Lawyers and the Transnational Construction of European Institutions and Markets: Introduction, Mikael Rask Madsen; Re-structuring states by exporting law: American law firms and the genesis of a European legal market, Yves Dezalay and Bryant Garth; (Re)constructing the boundaries of the market: EU law and institutions analyzed through the lens of discontinuity, Inger-Johanne Sand; Trandsnational statecraft: legal entrepreneurs, the European field of power, and the genesis of the European constitution, Antonin Cohen; How to become a transnational elite? Lawyers' politics at the genesis of the European Communities (1950-1970), Antoine Vauchez.; Part III Language as a Barrier and Carrier of European Legal Integration: Introduction, Anne Lise Kjaer; Surface law, William Twining; Word/world: (of primordial issues for comparative legal studies), Pierre Legrand; Towards a common European legal thinking: a dialogic challenge, Edda Weigand; European integration and legal communication, Heikki Mattila.; Part IV 'Exceptionalism' and 'Normalization': Ambiguity and Honour in European Integration Processes: Introduction, Hanne Petersen; Adjustment or reluctance? Scandinavian exceptionalism in legal cultures, Kjell-Ake Modeer; Normalising time: European integration and court delays in Italy, David Nelken; Henrik Zahle (1943-2006), Ditlev Tamm; Index.