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In THE LAW IN POLITICAL INTEGRATION, Stuart Scheingold studied the specific legal processes that led to the development of a more integrated Europe, in what would eventually become the European Union. What he found challenged the conventional notion that Europe would develop most directly along the lines of U.S. constitutional law and the federalization the U.S. began under the Marshall Court. Rather he found the truer path to political integration through consensus and regional decision-making, and through a concept of "law" that is more flexible and openly political than constitutional scholars would concede. The study remains an important glimpse of the processes and institutions of law and politics that lead to greater political unity.
The 2011 release of this classic work features a new Foreword by Joerg Fedtke, a senior professor of international, EU, and comparative law at Tulane University. "The size and functions of the European Union have expanded considerably since 1971," Fedtke writes; "it has changed its name and organizational structure several times over the past four decades; and even seasoned scholars in the field struggle with the frequent internal renumbering of its foundational treaties. All of this the contemporary reader of the study must take into account. But the core questions raised by Professor Scheingold remain surprisingly topical despite the passage of time." More recent studies confirm this line of inquiry, and "show just how topical the core ideas of THE LAW IN POLITICAL INTEGRATION remain today."
Part of the Classics of Law & Society Series from Quid Pro Books, the digital editions feature quality ebook formatting, including legible graphs from the print edition, linked notes, active and nested TOC, and careful rendering of the original text.