Comparing Law: Autumn/Winter 2010

Comparing Law: Autumn/Winter 2010 - Volume 3 - Issue 1

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Editorial


Editorial

By: Wim Muller   UK - Download PDF Version Download pdf (UK)

Articles


Comparing Laws in the Enforcement of EU and National Competition Laws

By: Kati Cseres   UK - Download PDF Version Download pdf (UK)

This paper discusses the topic of ‘Comparing Laws’ in the specific context of the decentralised enforcement of EU competition law and the parallel application of national competition laws. More specifically, it deals with the harmonisation process between the Member States’ and the EU competition laws. This is a unique process as at first sight it accommodates regulatory competition between the Member States and the Commission, resulting in the emergence of voluntary harmonisation.

Confronting the symbolic position of the judge in western European legal traditions: A comparative essay

By: David Marrani   UK - Download PDF Version Download pdf (UK)

“Hegel always seems to want to say that things that look different are in reality the same. Whereas what interests me is to show that things that look the same are in reality different”.

Le contrôle de constitutionnalité français dans le contexte européen et international: Une question de priorités

By: Ottavio Quirico   FR - Download PDF Version Download pdf (FR)

Le concept de norme est fondamental. Avec les notions d’espace, de population et de pouvoir, il contribue à la définition de l’état en tant qu’ordre juridique, du moins si l’on présume une certaine identité entre la norme et le droit (ou le devoir). Ainsi, d’un point de vue hiérarchique (vertical), tout ordre juridique peut être conçu comme un système de règles organisées sur différents niveaux.

Virtues, Perfectionism and Natural Law

By: Michele Mangini   UK - Download PDF Version Download pdf (UK)

Many contend that liberalism is weak from the point of view of value orientation, because it neglects that central part of human experience which is expressed by substantive ideas of the good, such as human flourishing, the good life, human goodness, and the like. This paper argues that there is a long tradition, in the Western culture, of a substantive view of human goodness revolving around the notion of ‘virtues’

Economic Freedom as Political Virtue: An Insight from the Perspective of Value Pluralism

By: Oles Andriychuk   UK - Download PDF Version Download pdf (UK)

“Although logically incompatible, every choice necessarily reflects a moment of both commensuration (the recognition of quantitative difference) and incommensuration (the recognition of qualitative difference).” [J.L. SCHROEDER, Cardozo Law School]

Instrumentalisation of Freedom of Expression in Postmodern Legal Discourses

By: Uladzislau Belavusau   UK - Download PDF Version Download pdf (UK)

This paper is an attempt to summarise and rationalise three dominant academic discourses related to the critical appraisal of freedom of expression, stemming from postmodern jurisprudence, from a transatlantic perspective. This type of conceptualisation of free speech was initially almost exclusively pertinent to the American legal debate.

Book Reviews


The Ashes of Law – Book Review; Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann and Julia Eckert, Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling: On the Governance of Law, Burlington, Ashgate, 2009

By: Guilherme Vasconcelos Vilaça   UK - Download PDF Version Download pdf (UK)





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