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An Ever More Powerful Court?The Political Constraints of Legal Integration in the European Union$
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Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198753391

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753391.001.0001

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Battles on Working Time: Rejecting Court Influence

Battles on Working Time: Rejecting Court Influence

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(p.103) 4 Battles on Working Time: Rejecting Court Influence
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An Ever More Powerful Court?
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Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753391.003.0004

The chapter examines the dynamics between judicial and legislative politics in the EU regulation of working time. The case study unfolds the process through which the Working Time Directive was initially adopted, and how subsequently the definition of working time as laid down in the directive was seriously disrupted by legal interpretations. The political responses to legal integration are then investigated by tracing why judicial influence on the policy output was ultimately rejected, despite intense and prolonged interaction between political actors and social partners.

Keywords:   EU judicial politics, SiMAP, Jaeger, working time opt-out

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