Legal Methods for the Study of EU Institutional Practice

B. De Witte*

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Methodological choices in the legal study of the role of EU institutions - The so-called doctrinal legal method is appropriate, provided that it includes the analysis of key elements of non-legal institutional practice - Simple distinction between the study of 'law in the books' and that of 'law in action' to be qualified - Doctrinal legal scholarship is meaningful only when it acknowledges and incorporates a certain amount of 'law in action'
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-656
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Constitutional Law Review
Issue number4
Early online date1 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022


  • European Parliament
  • council
  • agencies
  • powers


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