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Scrutinizing Internal and External Dimensions of European Law / Les dimensions internes et externes du droit européen à l’épreuve

«Liber Amicorum» Paul Demaret – Vol. I and/et II


Edited By Inge Govaere and Dominik Hanf

This book is written in honour of Paul Demaret, an exceptional academic who has made a significant contribution to the development of European Law and more generally European Integration. It is dedicated to him as he finishes his second term as Rector of the College of Europe. In this book, his colleagues and friends, fellow academics and practitioners, will analyze the current state and future perspectives of the various dimensions – both internal and external – of European legal integration. The contributions included cover inter alia fundamental rights protection and EU citizenship, institutional aspects of European integration, the internal market and its flanking policies, EU competition law and practice, external aspects of EU integration, international trade and foreign policy.
Le présent ouvrage rend hommage au Professeur Paul Demaret, un universitaire exceptionnel qui a contribué de manière très significative au développement du droit européen et de l’intégration européenne de manière plus générale, à l’occasion de l’achèvement de son deuxième mandat de Recteur du Collège d’Europe. Ses amis et collègues, universitaires et praticiens, analysent l’état et les perspectives de nombreux aspects – internes et externes – du droit et de l’intégration européenne. Les contributions couvrent notamment la protection des droits de l’homme et la citoyenneté européenne, les aspects institutionnels de l’intégration européenne, le marché intérieur européen et ses politiques d’accompagnement, le droit et la politique de la concurrence, les aspects extérieurs de l’intégration européenne, le commerce international et la politique étrangère de l’Union européenne.


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: New Cases, New Findings, New Jersea, World Scientific, 2009; Lu- carelli, S. and Fioramonti, L. (eds.), External Perceptions of the European Union as a Global Actor, Oxon, Routledge, 2010. 11 Pew Research Center. China Seen Overtaking U.S. as Global Superpower. 23-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey. Pew Global, 2011, p. 63. 12 Monnet, J., “A ferment of change”¸ Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1962, p. 203. Stephan Keukeleire 835 and accept differences in interests, priorities, perspectives and sensitivi- ties of other regions, countries and societies. Following Inayatullah and Blaney in their interpretation of Todorov’s “Knowledge of Others”,13 this requires “a heightened consciousness of the dependence of our knowledge on prior judgements (that is, ‘prejudice’), the relativity of our own categories, and the historical and cultural (perhaps ‘ethnic’) specificity of our understanding”.14 In short, it implies a willingness to go beyond the limitations and constraints of “Western ethnocentrism”15 which characterized the study of foreign policy and of international relations in general. One of the remedies to overcome Western ethnocentrism, reconcep- tualize interests and tackle the risk of a growing irrelevance is to adopt an “outside-in” approach in the conduct and analysis of EU foreign policy. This outside-in approach has different facets, with this chapter focussing only briefly on some of these dimensions.16 The geographic outside-in approach implies that the analysis and assessment of the foreign policy of the EU should start from a thorough knowledge of the situation in and context of the “target countries...

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