The inter-war period is a forgotten moment in the debate about a European institutional order amongst legal scholars. Although the European Communities established in the 1950s did not derive directly from the institutional schemes of the 1920s, the earlier period played an important role in the building of a specifically European legal doctrine. The failure of the universalist League of Nations led a certain number of international jurists, particularly French ones, to support regional solutions as an alternative. A European legal framework was thus seen as a possible way of adapting international law to meet the goals of peace and stability.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Guieu: The Debate about a European Institutional Order among International Legal Scholars in the 1920s and its Legacy
Jean-Michel Guieu (Univ. of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) has published The Debate about a European Institutional Order among International Legal Scholars in the 1920s and its Legacy (Contemporary European History, Vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 319-37, August 2012). Here's the abstract: