The Ghostwriters: Lawyers and the Politics Behind the Judicial Construction of Europe
Forthcoming monograph by postdoctoral fellow Tommaso Pavone.
The book project - titled The Ghostwriters: Lawyers and the Politics Behind the Judicial Construction of Europe - addresses the puzzle of how the European Union (EU) became “nowhere as real as in the field of law" in the shadow of two world wars and against the early expectations of most statesmen. Developing a new theory of political development through law, Pavone argue that domestic lawyers played an essential role in advancing European integration by encouraging deliberate law-breaking and mobilizing national courts against their own governments.
Read more about the book here.