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 Research Projects at the MPIfG

The Dynamics of "Integration through Law"

Martin Höpner


 
European principles complement and replace member state law not only on the basis of political decisions. Political integration is accompanied by very dynamic “integration through law.” The project analyzes the extensive interpretation of market freedoms and European competition law by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). It investigates the room for maneuver that allows the ECJ to enlarge the scope of application of market freedoms and competition law, as well as the reactions of the member states. The project also analyzes how the strategic interaction of national and European interests makes effective control of integration through law difficult. It further aims at identifying ways to more effectively protect member states’ labor market and social policy regimes. Project duration: October 2008 to December 2022.
 
Höpner, Martin. 2011. "Der Europäische Gerichtshof als Motor der europäischen Integration: Eine akteursbezogene Erklärung." Berliner Journal für Soziologie 21 (2): 203-29.
 
Höpner, Martin. 2013. "Von der Lückenfüllung zur Vertragsumdeutung: Ein Vorschlag zur Unterscheidung von Stufen der Rechtsfortbildung durch den Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH)." Der moderne Staat 3 (1): 165-85.
 
Höpner, Martin. 2014. "Wie der Europäische Gerichtshof und die Kommission Liberalisierung durchsetzen: Befunde aus der MPIfG-Forschungsgruppe zur Politischen Ökonomie der europäischen Integration." MPIfG Discussion Paper 14/8. Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, Köln.
 
Höpner, Martin. 2018. “Curbing Negative Integration: German Supervisory Board Codetermination Does Not Restrict the Common Market: Case C-566/15 Konrad Erzberger v. TUI AG, EU:C:2017:562.” Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 25 (2): 246–59.
 
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