‘Stop the ECJ’?: An Empirical Analysis of Activism at the Court

21 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011

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Iyiola Solanke

University of Leeds - School of Law

Date Written: November 2011

Abstract

This article uses a disaggregated approach to study the role of the Advocate General in the European Court of Justice (CJ). It presents original empirical material based upon interviews with Advocates General (AsG) and referendaires at the CJ to assess the question of activism at the Court. Using answers to specific questions, I conclude that while the AsG are entrepreneurs, neither they nor the Court can be described as ‘activist’ per se.

Suggested Citation

Solanke, Iyiola, ‘Stop the ECJ’?: An Empirical Analysis of Activism at the Court (November 2011). European Law Journal, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 764-784, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1955087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0386.2011.00561.x

Iyiola Solanke (Contact Author)

University of Leeds - School of Law

Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

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