Københavns Universitet
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The Transformation of Europe: Twenty-Five Years On

Øvrige — Book launch and a critical assessment.


Date & Time:

Meeting room 8A-0-57 (ground floor) Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Hosted by:
iCourts - Centre of Excellence for International Courts



Joseph Weiler’s The Transformation of Europe is one of the most influential works in the history of European studies. Twenty-five years after its original publication, this new collection of essays pays tribute to Weiler’s legacy by discussing some of the most pressing issues in contemporary European Union law, policy and constitutionalism. The book does not intend to be a simple expression of intellectual esteem for Weiler’s seminal work; instead, the collection honours it by critically engaging with some of its assumptions and theses. Overall, it shows how a study of 1991 can still be fundamental to the present and future of the EU, including the challenges of Brexit and Eurozone crises.

At this event, Joseph Weiler will present a short “intellectual autobiography” of his seminal article, putting it into the context of the scholarship on European integration and also his own intellectual development at the time of writing. Two contributors from the book, Kalypso Nikolaïdis and Alexander Somek (TBC) will present their (in many way opposing) evaluations of the Transformation’s enduring legacy, followed by some critical remarks by Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen and Jan Komárek.

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