The Clash: Legal Culture, National Identity and European Law
Forthcoming in Peter Madsen (ed.), Challenging Identities: European Horizons (Routledge, 2016)
iCourts Working Paper Series, No. 71, 2016
37 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 21, 2016
Law has been intrinsic to national identity and culture at least since the advent of the nation-state. So how did European law come about at the intersection of strong national traditions, each of them postulating to reflect something essential about each and every European state that gradually joined the collective processes? This paper analyses the making of European human rights since the late 1940s with the goal of explaining the making of a new European identity through law.
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