Geneviève Helleringer and Kai Purnhagen, Towards a European Legal Culture, Hart Publishing: Oxford, 2013.
Presentation by the editor:
European harmonisation efforts such as a European civil code, European constitutional treaties, European principles, and European fundamental rights are frequently criticised for building on or creating a European legal culture that does not exist; in reality what we have is European legal pluralism. Some have argued that the pluralistic structure of European law hinders the development of a community, which is a necessary requirement for a European legal culture. And if there can be no common European legal culture then there is no basis for harmonising exercises.
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