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Transnational solidarity and the mediation of conflicts of justice in Europe

de Witte, Floris ORCID: 0000-0001-8068-7110 (2012) Transnational solidarity and the mediation of conflicts of justice in Europe. European Law Journal, 18 (5). pp. 694-710. ISSN 1351-5993

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-0386.2012.00624.x


This contribution analyses the conflicts of justice that are becoming increasingly visible in Europe. It argues that while European Union (EU) law can be understood as an instrument for the incorporation of the demands of justice and the articulation of 'the good' beyond the nation state, it also potentially skews the distributive criteria and assumptions of justice that underlie the national welfare state. In light of the absence of a transnational political system that can bound such conflicts of justice, this article suggests that the capacity of the EU to contribute to, rather than detract from, the attainment of justice depends on the careful articulation and institutionalisation of the different types of transnational solidarity that exist in Europe.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 10:50
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024 05:09

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