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Subnational Authorities in EU Law

Michèle Finck


This book explores the role and status of local and regional authorities (also referred to as ‘subnational authorities’ or ‘SNAs’) in European Union law. It highlights that SNAs’ status varies depending our constitutional imagination. The discussion is focused through two conceptions of the status of SNAs in relation to the EU: ‘the insider narrative’ and ‘the outsider narrative’. If we examine EU law through a formal legal lens, SNAs appear as outsiders, that is to say entities of a fundamentally different status from the Member States that at best entertain indirect relations to the Union. I ... More

Keywords: EU law, local authorities, regional authorities, polycentricity, neofunctionalism, porosity, outsider, insider

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198810896
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198810896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michèle Finck, author
London School of Economics