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The Legal Community: Judges, Lawyers, Officials and Clerks in the Writing of Europe

Schepel, Harm, Wesseling, Rein (1997) The Legal Community: Judges, Lawyers, Officials and Clerks in the Writing of Europe. European Law Journal, 3 (2). pp. 165-188. ISSN 1351-5993. (doi:10.1111/1468-0386.00025) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36110)

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Abstract

This article argues that EU legal studies whould pay more attention to the legal discourse that sustains the conceptions of law and legal politics underlying European law. Drawing loosely on Bourdieu’s concept of ‘legal fields’, it offers a social and intellectual reconstruction of European legal thinking by way of empirical analysis of European legal writing. The article argues that the autonomy, technicality and specificity of European law should be seen at least in part as consequences of the social and professional structure of the community of EU laywers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/1468-0386.00025
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Harm Schepel
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2013 20:14 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36110 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Schepel, Harm: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4796-7238
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