HLS SJD Damjan Kukovec’s new Working Paper A Critique of the Rhetoric of Common Interest in the European Union Legal Discourse was originally presented at the IGLP and IEE (CEU San Pablo University) joint seminar, “The European Legal Project: New Approaches” at Harvard Law School on April 13, 2012. In the paper Mr. Kukovec argues that the interests and concerns of the peripheral EU countries are difficult to express in the existing legal discourse and that this crucially influences their position in the EU. He critiques the constitutionalist/pluralist discourse, the free movement discourse and the overtly political discourse. The current Euro crisis thus simply brought to the fore a larger and hitherto invisible structural problem as to the relationship between the European Union’s center and its periphery.
You can read the paper HERE