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 poli-cy. In my view, the European Union epitomizes the neoliberal replacement of concerns with social justice with those of inclusion. My book Individualism asks the ques-tion what kind of person one would have to be in order to regard the Eu-ropean regulatory state as legitimate. The answer, I am afraid, is not all too flattering. In the wake of the Euro-crisis, I con-tributed 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)