Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xv, 339 pages : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-323) and index.
Setting precedents : law made in Luxembourg
Determining the essence of ECJ precedents
Precedent application by the ECJ
Avoiding ECJ precedents I : distinguishing
Avoiding ECJ precedents II : departing
ECJ precedents in context
The normativity of ECJ precedents
Conclusions and suggestions.
"Past cases are the European Court of Justice's most prominent tool in making and justifying the rulings and decisions which affect the everyday lives of more than half a billion people. Marc Jacob's detailed analysis of the use of precedents and case-based reasoning in the Court uses methods such as doctrinal scholarship, empirical research, institutional analysis, comparative law and legal theory in order to unravel and critique the how and why of the Court's precedent technique. In doing so, he moves the wider debate beyond received 'common law' versus 'civil law' figments and 'Eurosceptic' versus 'Euromantic' battle lines, and also provides a useful blueprint for assessing and comparing the case law practices of other dispute resolution bodies"-- Provided by publisher.