Dialoguing with Carol Harlow on “The Limping Legitimacy of EU Lawmaking: A Barrier to Integration”

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Navigating the Tumultuous Waters of the European Rubicon. – III. Taming the Beast. What is Left of EU Law’s Integrative Capacity? – IV. The Holy Grail of Legitimacy.

Abstract: The paper gets back to Carol Harlow’s sobering assessment on Europe’s general failure to limit the legally and politically turbulent and expansionary flow of lawmaking. It questions what is left of EU law’s integrative capacity in the wake of the current polymorphous crisis of EU integration.

Keywords: EU law-making – integration through law – European lawyers – democratic deficit – Eurozone crisis – ECB.

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European Papers, Vol. 1, 2016, No 2, pp. 571-577
ISSN
2499-8249 - doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/50

* CNRS Research Professor, Université Paris 1-Sorbonne, antoine.vauchez@univ-paris1.fr.

 

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