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From Empire to Union: Conceptions of German Constitutional Law since 1871

Jo Eric Khushal Murkens


This book examines the constitutional relationship between Germany and the European Union from a sociological and historical perspective. Sociologically, it analyses the relationship not purely in shallow, doctrinal terms (e.g. by discussing the authority of the relevant provisions of the Basic Law—although an entire chapter is dedicated to substantive constitutional law and interpretation), but through a deeper, ‘cultural’ analysis that is generated by the triangular links between public law, scholarship, and case law. The utilization of ‘elite legal culture’ enables a thorough comparison of ... More

Keywords: Germany, European law, constitutional law, theory, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199671885
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jo Eric Khushal Murkens, author
Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science