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Legal Science and European Harmonisation

Lundmark, Thomas



Considers the implications of the notion of legal science, the belief held by German and other continental jurists that the law is autonomous from political, economic, social or cultural influences, for the efforts to harmonise EU law in the diverse political and socioeconomic contexts of Member States. Discusses how the legal science approach influences how law is taught in Germany. Contrasts the views on law's interdisciplinarity held by Scandinavian and common law jurists. Assesses some of the ways that autonomous thinking can affect the application of EU law.


Lundmark, T. (2014). Legal Science and European Harmonisation. Law Quarterly Review, 130(1), 68-82

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 1, 2014
Publication Date 2014-01
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2021
Journal Law Quarterly Review
Print ISSN 0023-933X
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 130
Issue 1
Pages 68-82
Keywords EU law; Germany; Harmonisation; Legal education; Legal systems; Politics and law
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