European Union Law

My work on European Union law has focused on the internal market and attempted to demonstrate how the neoliberal drift of European integra-tion is manifest in the legal construc-tion of the internal market and in the tasks that are assigned to social policy. In my view, the European Union epitomizes the neoliberal replacement of concerns with social justice with those of inclusion. My book Individualism asks the question what kind of person one would have to be in order to regard the European regulatory state as legitimate. The answer, I am afraid, is not all too flattering. In the wake of the Euro-crisis, I contributed a bit to the analysis of how it was addressed by the Member States and supranational institutions and joined the growing chorus of those claiming that it betrays a commitment to authoritarian liberalism.

Sample readings:

Accidential cosmopolitanism

Authoritaritan liberalism (Austrian Law Journal)