The European Court of Justice’s Political Power


Select publications

The European Court’s Political Power  (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Establishing the Supremacy of European Law (Oxford University Press, 2001

The European Court’s Political Power Across Time and Space  Northwestern Law and Economics Research Paper 09-03 posted on SSRN. Link.

The Theory and Reality of the European Coal and Steel Community. With David Steinberg. In S. Meunier & K. McNamara (Eds.),  Making History: European Integration and Institutional Change at the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Oxford: University Press.  2007.  Download.

Law, Political Science and European Union Legal Studies: An interdisciplinary project? European Union Politics 3(1): 113-123. 2002. Responses by Renaud Dehousse and Georg Vanberg. Download.

The European Legal System and Domestic Policy: Spillover or Backlash? International Organization 54 (3):489-518. 2000. Reprinted in Goldstein, Judith, Kahler, Miles, Keohane, Robert and Slaugther Anne-Marie eds Legalization in World Politics Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001. Download.

Explaining Variation in the Use of European Litigation Strategies: EC law and UK Gender Equality Policy. With Jeannette Vargas. Comparative Political Studies 33 (4):316-46. 2000. Download.

Who are the Masters of the Treaty?: European Governments and the European Court of Justice. International Organization. 52 (1): 125-152. 1998. Reprinted in Lisa Martin and Beth Simmons eds. International Institutions: An International Organization Reader. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001. Download.

Judicial Politics in the European Community: European Integration and the Pathbreaking Cassis de Dijon decision. With Sophie Meunier-Aitsahalia. Comparative Political Studies 24 (4):535-561. 1994. Reprinted in Neil Nugent ed. The European Union: Volume II, 397-424. International Library of Politics and Comparative Government. Vermont: Dartmouth Press, 1997. Download.

“Whereas others see the ECJ as sui generis, for me these exceptional qualities simply call for explanation. I see the ECJ as representing the far end of the continuum of influence for international courts– the ECJ is about the most powerful and influential international court that is realistically possible.”

The European Court’s Political Power, p. 5.