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The Constitutional (Im)balance between ‘the Market’ and ‘the Social’ in the European Union


An assessment of the balance between ‘the market’ and ‘the social’ by reference to the areas of social policy, the internal market and economic governance – Imbalance resulting from a consitutional displacement of the legislative process (EU and national) and instead decision-making by the judiciary and the executive – Proposals to address the imbalance by reinforcing the role of the EU legislative process and limiting other forms of European integration.

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European Constitutional Law Review
  • ISSN: 1574-0196
  • EISSN: 1744-5515
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