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Constitutional Transformation in Europe – Mixing Law and Politics?
Europarättslig Tidskrift - European Law Journal (2002)
  • Jaakko Husa
Abstract

Constitutionalism in Europe has been for a long time in a constant state of flux. Beyond the timely constitutional issues there exist further aspects to the European constitutionalism that should move more into the focus of academic attention. Constitutional lawyers and political scientists have had, at least in one respect, traditionally similar professional problem: An academic allergy to each other. The allergy has been reflected also to the fields of comparative study of constitutions in Europe. The word “interdisciplinary” has been known but it has not meant much. Comparative political scholars have largely ignored law, courts and the normative element of constitutions. Comparative constitutional law scholars have, on their behalf, put up a persistent resistance against other perspectives than “internal” to the constitutional law. This review-article highlights the possibilities of mixing law and politics fruitfully in research by looking into the some of the core arguments presented by Alec Stone Sweet and Karen J. Alter.

Keywords
  • constitutional law,
  • political science,
  • courts,
  • Europeanization
Disciplines
Publication Date
Summer June 1, 2002
Citation Information
Jaakko Husa. "Constitutional Transformation in Europe – Mixing Law and Politics?" Europarättslig Tidskrift - European Law Journal Vol. 5 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaakko_husa/14/