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The common language of 'competence': or how rediscovering the often-overlooked distinction between competence and power leads to better legal reasoning on whether the European Union may act

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Ever since the European Coal and Steel Community, the principle of conferral has governed Community and Union action. The European Union may only act if, and insofar as, the Member States have authorised it to do so in the Treaties. To act, the Union needs ‘competence’. What that concept means, however, is not always sufficiently clear. And that is a problem. ‘Competence’ is crucial. But it does not yet convey the same ideas in all actors. Through a thorough analysis of primary and secondary ...

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SSD
Department:
Law
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University of Oxford
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Faculty of Law
Programme:
Winter Williams Scholarship, Graduate Assistance Fund Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2023-04-17

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