The Governance of EU Fundamental Rights

The Governance of EU Fundamental Rights

Number of page: 250
Author: Mark Dawson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Category: Law

In spite of a continued increase in the substantive scope and reach of EU fundamental rights, little attention has been paid to their practical enforcement. In this book, Mark Dawson looks at the mechanisms through which EU fundamental rights are protected and enforced, closely examining the interrelation between the EU’s pertinent legal and political bodies. He argues that in order to understand EU fundamental rights we must also understand the institutional, political and normative constraints that shape the EU’s policies. The book examines the performance of different EU institutions in relation to rights and studies two important policy fields – social rights and rule of law protection – in depth.

About The Author

Mark Dawson has been Professor of European Law and Governance at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin since 2012. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 2009 and has been a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Harvard Kennedy School. His recent publications include New Governance and the Transformation of European Law (Cambridge, 2011) and Beyond the Crisis (with Henrik Enderlein and Christian Joerges, 2015). He has written peer-reviewed articles for both law and political science journals, including the European Law Journal, the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review and the Journal of Common Market Studies.