The narrative form - particularly as an origin story and 9folk) history - remains a potent constitutive mechanism for creating and sustaining communities, including legal communities. There is a way to tell the story of EU law or the roles of law in EU integration that begins from a faith in law in the 1950s, turns away from law (to governance) in the 1990s, and, after 2008, either returns to law, or even hyper-legalism, or, in the alternative, eschews law as a means to solve Europe's problems. This tory may even be the 'received wisdom' as to EU law's foundations and development. It is at least a recognized dominant narrative. It is a narrative of both EU law and the study of EU law.
|Title of host publication||Exploring the 'Legal' in Socio-Legal Studies|
|Editors||David Cowan, Daniel Wincott|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2015|
|Name||Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies|
- European Union
- EU law
Cardwell, P. J., & Hervey, T. (2015). Bringing the technical into the socio-legal: the metaphors of law and legal scholarship of a 21st century European Union. In D. Cowan, & D. Wincott (Eds.), Exploring the 'Legal' in Socio-Legal Studies (pp. 157-182). (Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies). New York.