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European Star Laws. An Essay on the Europeanisation of Private Law

Agnes T.M. Schreiner1

1University of Amsterdam, Netherlands,

Citation Information: Global Jurist Topics. Volume 3, Issue 2, ISSN (Online) 1535-167X, DOI: 10.2202/1535-167X.1091, July 2003

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This essay on the Europeanisation of Private Law emphasises the fact that the Europeanisation is a making process rather than a societal developing process. The outcomes of the making process lie beyond the known coordinates of the national legal systems. The legal provisions for a unified or harmonised European Private Law are virtually orbiting the existing legal world. The question 'how this builds up to a consistent legal system' will - with or without the pedagogy of complexity (Delmas-Marty) - find an answer that surpasses all ordinary building types.

Keywords: Europe; Legal Cultures; European Civil Code; Legal System

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