Fait accompli politics

In the last few posts, we have considered the way politics is situated within the EU, focusing on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and its 'underhanded' way of furthering negative integration from a position that is above and beyond the reach of national politics and publics. This minimizes the political risk and opposition that has … Continue reading Fait accompli politics


The supremacy of EU law

So far, we are aware that the EU is characterized by a fundamental asymmetry between the institutional conditions of positive integration and those of negative integration, in a way that strongly favors the latter. We have also seen that the Dutch private firm Van Gend & Loos, through a case brought before the European Court … Continue reading The supremacy of EU law