Goodbye van Gend en Loos, Hello Bosman?: Using Network Analysis to Measure the Importance of Individual CJEU Judgments
2014 (English)In: European Law Journal, ISSN 1351-5993, E-ISSN 1468-0386, Vol. 20, no 5, 667-687 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It is generally agreed that some judgments by the Court of Justice are more important than others, but the ability of traditional legal methods to identify such judgments is inherently limited. In this article, we apply various tools developed in network analysis to identify which judgments are the most important as legal precedents. The study reveals that certain well-known judgments, like van Gend en Loos, have limited importance as precedents, while other judgments, like Bosman, PreussenElektra and Schumacker, are likely overlooked.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. Vol. 20, no 5, 667-687 p.
CJEU, ECJ, network analysis, case law
EU-domstolen, nätverksanalys, rättspraxis
Research subject europarätt; Law
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91511DOI: 10.1111/eulj.12077ISI: 000340518600005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-91511DiVA: diva2:736768
ProjectsECJ Case Law as a Source of Law
FunderSwedish Research Council