Differentiating and linking politics and adjudication: the example of European electricity policy

Publication Type  Preprints
Author  Adrienne Héritier, Leonor Moral Soriano
Year of Publication  2002
Issue  2001/16
Abstract  The paper analyses how politics and adjudication answer similar questions in the context of policy making. It contrasts how societal problems are selected, defined, solved and legitimised by both disciplines. We raise these questions with regard to the liberalization of the European electricity markets. We reconstruct the decision-making process at the political and adjudicative arena taking place in this policy area. By so doing, we elaborate the differences and establish the links between politics and adjudication. We argue that what differentiates these two disciplines constitutes their very links; that is, the adjudicative and political arenas are linked precisely because they are different at various levels.
Publisher  Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Place Published  Bonn
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Published in:  European Law Journal, vol. 8, issue 3, pp. 363-383, 2002
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