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Jurister - EU:s nya politiker? En fallstudie av Lissabonfördraget om legalisering och judikalisering.

Stenström, Sofia LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
According to latest research the world politics is experiencing an expansion of
judicial power. International institutions are becoming more legalized and courts
are getting more influence over political issues. In this thesis I investigate the
relationship between politics and law in the European Union (EU) and how this
international trend is present in the current constitutional changes that are taking
place in the EU today. I have chosen to perform a case study of the Lisbon Treaty,
which is the current proposal for constitutional reform in the EU.
By using the theoretical frameworks of legalization and judicialization I have
investigated if the Lisbon Treaty implicates an increased level of legalization and
judicialization in... (More)
According to latest research the world politics is experiencing an expansion of
judicial power. International institutions are becoming more legalized and courts
are getting more influence over political issues. In this thesis I investigate the
relationship between politics and law in the European Union (EU) and how this
international trend is present in the current constitutional changes that are taking
place in the EU today. I have chosen to perform a case study of the Lisbon Treaty,
which is the current proposal for constitutional reform in the EU.
By using the theoretical frameworks of legalization and judicialization I have
investigated if the Lisbon Treaty implicates an increased level of legalization and
judicialization in the EU. My results show that some changes introduced by the
Lisbon Treaty are indicating a development toward an expanded judicial power.
This conclusion is above all supported by the increased authority delegated to the
European Court of Justice through the removal of the EU pillar system. This
means that the member states’ obligations to the union get stronger and that the
Court gains jurisdiction over new issue areas. The delegation also allows the
Court to influence important political issues through interpretation. (Less)
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author
Stenström, Sofia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Lisbon Treaty, European Union, legalization, judicialization, European Court of Justice
language
Swedish
id
1405251
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:07:16
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2009-06-18 11:07:16
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  abstract     = {According to latest research the world politics is experiencing an expansion of
judicial power. International institutions are becoming more legalized and courts
are getting more influence over political issues. In this thesis I investigate the
relationship between politics and law in the European Union (EU) and how this
international trend is present in the current constitutional changes that are taking
place in the EU today. I have chosen to perform a case study of the Lisbon Treaty,
which is the current proposal for constitutional reform in the EU.
By using the theoretical frameworks of legalization and judicialization I have
investigated if the Lisbon Treaty implicates an increased level of legalization and
judicialization in the EU. My results show that some changes introduced by the
Lisbon Treaty are indicating a development toward an expanded judicial power.
This conclusion is above all supported by the increased authority delegated to the
European Court of Justice through the removal of the EU pillar system. This
means that the member states’ obligations to the union get stronger and that the
Court gains jurisdiction over new issue areas. The delegation also allows the
Court to influence important political issues through interpretation.},
  author       = {Stenström, Sofia},
  keyword      = {Lisbon Treaty,European Union,legalization,judicialization,European Court of Justice},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jurister - EU:s nya politiker? En fallstudie av Lissabonfördraget om legalisering och judikalisering.},
  year         = {2009},
}