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

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Mikael Madsen

University of Copenhagen - iCourts - Centre of Excellence for International Courts; University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 21, 2016

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Madsen, Mikael, The Clash: Legal Culture, National Identity and European Law (June 21, 2016). Forthcoming in Peter Madsen (ed.), Challenging Identities: European Horizons (Routledge, 2016); iCourts Working Paper Series, No. 71, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2798556 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2798556

Mikael Madsen (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen - iCourts - Centre of Excellence for International Courts ( email )

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Copenhagen, DK-1455
Denmark

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