Debating Europe's Justice Deficit: The EU, Swabian Housewives, Rawls, and Ryanair

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Grainne De Burca

New York University (NYU) - Law School; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Dimitry Kochenov

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Andrew Trevor Williams

University of Warwick - School of Law

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Date Written: November 1, 2013

Abstract

This edited working paper proposes a new way of appraising the process of European integration, taking the notion of Justice as a starting point. With a number of contributions from the leading theorists of EU integration as well as younger scholars and practitioners of European law, it adopts a multi-faceted approach to what the editors branded as a possible "justice deficit" in Europe, looking at procedural as well as substantive elements of justice, also connecting justice with legitimacy, democracy, the rule of law, and other key principles of European law. Taking justice seriously is no doubt an indispensable element of any mature constitutional system. In starting the debate on justice in the EU context and immediately involving a number of leading scholars into the debate, the working paper aims at bridging an important gap in our theorising of European integration and law by starting a wide exchange on the topic of key importance, which is the essence of Justice, informing the integration project in Europe.

Keywords: justice, democracy, legitimacy, rule of law, internal market

Suggested Citation

De Burca, Grainne and Kochenov, Dimitry and Williams, Andrew Trevor, Debating Europe's Justice Deficit: The EU, Swabian Housewives, Rawls, and Ryanair (November 1, 2013). EUI Department of Law Research Paper No. 2013/11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2368156 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2368156

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