The Legal, Political and Institutional Implications of the Isoglucose Judgements in 1980
Two Court of Justice judgements from 1980 are analyzed as to their legal impact on European Parliament powers. In the two combined judgements, the Court supported the positions of the two isoglucose manufacturers. This position was backed by the European Parliament in its Amended Council Regulations. The legal foundations of isoglucose cases, admissibility, power to intervene and consultation issues are analyzed. Rules thirty-five and thirty-six, enabling Parliament to ask the commission to withdraw procedural introductions are assessed. Practically speaking, the Commission can use such rules to delay tactics. The rules acquired additional importance with the decision regarding the isoglucose cases. The European Parliament is certainly facing the most critical reactions to its policies, which may well be evidenced in the election results of 1984. The isoglucose cases point toward the Court's assumption of a more powerful role.
Publication Name: Journal of Common Market Studies
Measuring legal systems
A re-analysis of a study made by Djankov, La Porta, Lopez-de-Silanes, and Schleifer regarding the measurement of comparative legal systems and the influence of legal systems on economic outcomes, is presented. The analysis used a factor-analytic method that uses continuous and categorical indicators. Results present the institutional features that should be prioritized for reform in making legal systems less formalistic.
Publication Name: Journal of Comparative Economics
Offshoring: political myths and economic reality
Political and economical aspects of outsourcing are evaluated in economic globalization scenario.
Publication Name: World Economy
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