Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The European Court and Civil Society by Rachel A. Cichowski

The European Union today stands on the brink of radical institutional and constitutional change. The most recent enlargement and proposed legal reforms reflect a commitment to democracy: stabilizing political life for citizens governed by new regimes, and constructing a European Union more accountable to civil society. Despite the perceived novelty of these reforms, this book explains (through quantitative data and qualitative case analyses) how the European Court of Justice has developed and sustained a vibrant tradition of democratic constitutionalism since the 1960s. The book documents the dramatic consequences of this institutional change for civil society and public policy reform throughout Europe. Cichowski offers detailed empirical and historical studies of gender equality and environmental protection law across fifteen countries and over thirty years, revealing important linkages between civil society, courts and the construction of governance. The findings bring into question dominant understandings of legal integration.

Buy The European Court and Civil Society by Rachel A. Cichowski from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521855853
ISBN-10: 0521855853
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The European Court and Civil Society by Rachel A. Cichowski

Book Reviews - The European Court and Civil Society by Rachel A. Cichowski

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about European Court and Civil Society book by Rachel A. Cichowski and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Rachel A. Cichowski

Rachel A. Cichowski is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and Law in the Department of Political Science and the Law, Societies and Justice (LSJ) Program at the University of Washington. She is the co-editor of State of the European Union: Law, Politics and Society (2003) and her research is published in various journals, including Comparative Political Studies, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of European Public Policy.

Books By Rachel A. Cichowski

European Court and Civil Society by Rachel A. Cichowski
Paperback, March 2007
State of the European Union by Rachel A. Cichowski
Hardback, September 2003