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Network analysis in the legal domain: a complex model for European Union legal sources

Marios Koniaris, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Yannis Vassiliou
2017 Journal of Complex Networks  
We have collected an extensive data set of a more than 60-year old legislation corpus, as published in the Official Journal of the European Union, and we further analysed it as a complex network, thus  ...  Among other issues, we have performed a temporal analysis of the evolution of the Legislation Network, as well as a robust resilience test to assess its vulnerability under specific cases that may lead  ...  In the present analysis, we propose an alternative approach to model and quantify legal complexity. Our model can be applied to civil law collections, such as the laws of the European Union.  ... 
doi:10.1093/comnet/cnx029 fatcat:6bkchgglbbawpaedmpkgsd5fzu

European Administration. Normative Fundaments and Systemic Models

Ani I. Matei, Lucica Matei
2010 Social Science Research Network  
The systemic model we propose is a complex system, of a mixed architecture.  ...  It is there that the self-regulatory processes have a unique specificity and make use of both a legal foundation and of complementary processes such are those of Europeanization, convergence and administrative  ...  is likely to discuss the idea of a model of European administration that would reveal both its internal structure as well as the networks of the European public policies necessary to its implementation  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1651782 fatcat:giylxzyfobfzvjtt6jx3jwpbr4

Legal Big Data (Legal Big Data)

Bart Custers, Frans L. Leeuw
2017 Social Science Research Network  
Legal information means primary sources of the law, i.e. legislation and case law, as well as secondary sources, i.e. literature and commentary.  ...  Another stream of research is directed at (semi-) automated linking and clustering of sources of law, analysis of the network of law to find authoritative sources or predict the change of opinion of higher  ...  BO-ECLI is co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3196084 fatcat:sxydi7hmwzeexi6s4dqc4wmd7i

Constitutionalising Networks in EU Public Law

Herwig C.H. Hofmann
2009 Social Science Research Network  
This form of network effect can be referred to as 'trans-28 For further analysis see E.  ...  EU legislation has been a true laboratory of experimental institutional and procedural design. This richness however has led to an overburdening complexity of often overlapping rules and principles.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1403968 fatcat:3ckzvmehnngjtcdzvvxequ2wsi

Legislation and the Stress of Environmental Problems

Eloise A.K. Scotford
2020 Social Science Research Network  
For lawyers and legal scholars, legislation seems a known quantity-a relatively permanent, public expression of democratic processes in parliamentary democracies and of the rule of law.  ...  A short history of UK environmental law provides salient examples of political stress and highly complex, unsettled, even unknowable, environmental legislation.  ...  and legal processes for the UK's departure from the European Union. 8 The 7 Fitzgerald (n 1).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3756907 fatcat:xzjjcppfsncjzbgwerycozaym4

Network Governance and Multi-level Delegation: European Networks of Regulatory Agencies

DAVID COEN, MARK THATCHER
2007 Journal of Public Policy  
European networks of regulators in industries such as telecommunications, securities, energy and transport have been cited as important examples of the growth of network governance in Europe.  ...  Using a principal-agent perspective as a starting point, the article examines why a double delegation to networks of regulators has taken place.  ...  Taking a principal-agent perspective as a starting point for the formal analysis of powers and functions delegated by the European Commission and IRAs, the central argument is that the networks represent  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0143814x08000779 fatcat:uasmbk7y5zcrvbqgywacpil5fa

Overcoming the Legal Iron Curtain: Similarities and Differences in the Use of Preliminary References between New and Old Member States

Juan Antonio Mayoral
2012 Social Science Research Network  
of this mechanism of judicial cooperation between the old and the new Member States incorporated in 2004 and 2007.  ...  The study presents original and comprehensive data on the use of preliminary references (1961-2011) in all 27 Member states.  ...  Source: Association of the Councils of State or the Supreme administrative jurisdictions of the European Union.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2254838 fatcat:fdblhtpi6zgq5ais27lkwyqdtq

Employee Representation in Corporate Governance: Part of the Economic or the Social Sphere?

Aline Conchon
2011 Social Science Research Network  
Acknowledgements We would like to thank Maria Jepsen, Charlotte Villiers and Mark Hall for their comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this paper.  ...  'organising model' of British unions?  ...  Source: author's own literature review and analysis of tables of contents.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2221786 fatcat:4bo5dzp3qzhtxkdlyazpv3dy6q

The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Assessment of an Innovative Legal Instrument

Guillaume Van der Loo, Peter Van Elsuwege, Roman Petrov
2014 Social Science Research Network  
After a brief background of the EU-Ukraine relations, the following aspects are scrutinised: legal basis and objectives, institutional framework and mechanisms of enhanced conditionality and legislative  ...  , complexity and conditionality.  ...  Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union. Towards a Common Regulatory Space?  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2464681 fatcat:vjwwvrqtwzhqrpphzlnlkpglm4

A European Regulatory Union - The Role of Agencies and Standards

Herwig C.H. Hofmann
2016 Social Science Research Network  
EU's multi-level legal system cannot be understood in terms of a two-level model, in which the EU may exclusively legislate and Member States must maintain all implementing powers.  ...  They exercise administrative functions in various areas of EU policies, 23 but do not follow a single organisational model as public bodies under EU law. 24 The result is a plurality of legal persons  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2745252 fatcat:p4b5mtl3l5gb7nq4wyyihozapu

The networked organisation [chapter]

Rosemary Batt, Eileen Appelbaum
2017 Making work more equal  
Industry studies can capitalise on a rich combination of sources -including government and administrative data, media analysis, company and union archival data, interviews with industry actors and on-site  ...  groups of workers, the magnitude of the effect depended importantly on how national institutions shaped the cost structures faced by employers as well as the sources of bargaining power that unions could  ... 
doi:10.7765/9781526125972.00011 fatcat:2gnbr24g2fc2rlq67bxa7w2eem

Envisioning A Global Legal Culture

Charles H. Koch
2003 Social Science Research Network  
States (U.S.) and the European Union I.  ...  players, than faced the U.S. goal of a "more perfect union" or the European goal of "an ever closer union."  ...  a whole the representation of the main forms of civilization and of the principal legal systems of the world should be assured. 325 This must certainly be a difficult judgment, but a necessary spirit.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.376760 fatcat:ikewmtzifrgb3op724rrtzotca

Unidentified Legal Object: Conceptualising the European Union in International Law

Jed Odermatt
2018 Social Science Research Network  
The debate is as old as European integration, and a satisfying answer still alludes us. Does the legal characterization of the EU and EU law matter from a legal standpoint?  ...  What is the European Union? This seemingly simple question gives rise to a multitude of different answers from EU lawyers, international lawyers, political scientists, and the media.  ...  EU law is a "dynamic, international source of law": The EU Treaties as implemented pursuant to the 1972 Act were and are unique in their legislative and constitutional implications.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3167220 fatcat:siifupp3ivc7nn4k7sdaey52jm

The Challenges of EC Consumer Law

Cristina Poncibò
2007 Social Science Research Network  
These questions are intimately interlinked, and the answers are of deep significance as they will map the future of European consumer protection policy.  ...  There seems to be a trend the Commission towards the need to shift from minimum to maximum harmonization, and the adoption of a horizontal instrument containing a set of "Principles" of European Consumer  ...  a widespread and complex problem such as consumer protection requires a combination of different legal techniques, and the coordination of a plurality of lawmaking levels in order to be effective. 18  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1028218 fatcat:tglfl4wpbjhatix2pora6c77la

European Social Policy: Progressive Regression

Wolfgang Streeck
2018 Social Science Research Network  
to exposure of national systems to international economic competition as an incentive for "structural reform"; and to subordination of social policy, national and European, to the defense of a common  ...  a polity, and the politics of the European national welfare state.  ...  highly complex political and legal maneuvers.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3303811 fatcat:etw4x6wvlnevdemtktvl7fsqii
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