‘Stop the ECJ’?: An Empirical Analysis of Activism at the Court
21 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011
Date Written: November 2011
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.
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