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“Brexit/Scot-in”: could a non-independent Scotland stay in the European Union in case of a Brexit?

Sébastien Platon

If the UK will leave the European Union after a Brexit referendum in 2017, Scotland will either have to secede or, unwillingly, leave the EU along with the rest of the Kingdom. Or so goes conventional wisdom. Is the prospect of a non-independent Scotland remaining part of the EU while the UK leaves really totally inconceivable? Not entirely. Weiterlesen

364 Sébastien Platon

Vielleicht ist ein Brexit-Referendum gar nicht das Schlechteste

Maximilian Steinbeis

Die Engländer_, Schott_, Waliser_ und Nordir_innen haben gewählt, und es ist Gewissheit: In zweieinhalb Jahren wird es ein Referendum über die Mitgliedschaft des Vereinigten Königreichs in der Europäischen Union geben. It's In or Out. Und das finde ich jetzt, wo das geklärt ist, gar nicht unbedingt so übel. Ist dies vielleicht nicht sogar eine einmalige Gelegenheit, eine Reihe von Vertragsänderungen durchzuführen, die wir für die Bewältigung der immer noch ungelösten Probleme der Währungsunion dringend brauchen? Weiterlesen

363 Maximilian Steinbeis

Bundesnachrichtendienst und NSA: zu viele offene Fragen

Heinrich Amadeus Wolff

Die Skandalchronik des Bundesnachrichtendienstes, so scheint es, ist um ein Kapitel reicher. Glaubt man dem SPIEGEL und anderen Presseorganen, soll der amerikanische Nachrichtendienst NSA dem Bundesnachrichtendienst Indikatoren für dessen technische Aufklärung übermittelt haben. Doch der geschilderte Sachverhalt lässt sich nämlich auf zwei verschiedene Weisen interpretieren. In der einen wäre das Verhalten des BND rundum rechtmäßig, in der anderen dagegen grob rechtswidrig. Weiterlesen

365 Heinrich Amadeus Wolff

Slovenia constitutionally reloaded, but still failing

Matej Avbelj

Some time ago this blog has lent itself as a platform for an intense debate on a systemic rule of law and democracy defiance in several EU Member States, most notably in Hungary. In that context, I contributed a short post on what I then called the de facto failed Slovenian democracy. I described a judicial process against the leader of the opposition, who was accused and convicted with the force of res judicata exclusively on the basis of circumstantial evidence for having accepted a promise of an unknown award at a vaguely determined time, at an undetermined place and by an undetermined mode of communication to use his influence, then as a Prime Minister, to have a military contract awarded to the Finnish company Patria. The ruling was confirmed by the Supreme Court and then appealed to the Constitutional Court. Two days ago the latter quashed the entire process. Weiterlesen

101 Matej Avbelj

Dr. “Law-Discoverer” and Mr. “Law-Maker”: the Strange Case of Case-Law in France.

Sébastien Platon

The legal status of case-law is ambiguous in most legal systems. It is in fact a constitutional matter, a matter of separation of powers. If the judges can “make” the law, doesn’t it make them the equivalent of the legislative power? The legal situation of case-law in France traditionally reflects this ambiguity. However, a recent trend in French law seems to imply that case-law is progressively accepted as a source of law. The latest example of this is a decision from the Tribunal des conflits on the 9th March 2015. Weiterlesen

364 Sébastien Platon

“Italian-style” secession and the semi-indifference of national politics

Cristina Fasone

On April 28th, the Italian Constitutional Court will hold a public hearing on the constitutionality of the planned independence referendum in the northern Italian region of Veneto. Unlike its Scottish and Catalan counterparts, the Veneto secession case has been largely ignored on the national political level in Italy. From a legal point of view, the unconstitutionality of an independence referendum seems hard to deny. But politically, nevertheless, treating regional separatism as a taboo could endanger the very thing it seeks to protect, the one and indivisible Republic of Italy. Weiterlesen

358 Cristina Fasone
 Schwerpunkt  Nudging: ein Juristenproblem?

Nudging as a Common Practice in International Aid

Leonie Vierck

My small contributing message to this debate is that nudging plays an important role in aid politics. Substantially, there are parallel debates going on, and you might find some of the insights useful by means of transferral. As this is a new and explorative debate, there might still be space for some inspiration from related fields. Weiterlesen

359 Leonie Vierck
 Schwerpunkt  Nudging: ein Juristenproblem?

Warum Juristen sich mit „Nudges” beschäftigen sollten

Niels Petersen

Emanuel Towfigh und Christian Traxler fragen in ihrem Beitrag, warum die Debatte um „nudges“ so spät im deutschen rechtswissenschaftlichen Diskurs angekommen ist. Sie identifizieren dafür mehrere Gründe, die zum einen in der Rechtskultur, zum anderen in der rechtswissenschaftlichen Ausbildung verankert sind. Ich stimme ihren Ausführungen im Wesentlichen zu. Daher möchte ich den Blick auf einen anderen Aspekt legen, den sie in ihrem Beitrag nicht angesprochen haben: Warum sollten sich Juristen mit „nudges“ beschäftigen? Weiterlesen

356 Niels Petersen
 Schwerpunkt  Nudging: ein Juristenproblem?

Take your 3D glasses off – How nudging provokes the way we imagine law

Christopher Unseld

Nudging does polarize, but it also challenges the conventional way German legal scholars imagine the world of law. Even though it is good intuition to be afraid of a totalitarian government of economic rationality, it would be wrong to defend our current logic of judicial proportionality against the nudging approach. Instead, we should embrace democratically supervised economic expertise within our regulatory framework, without giving up on the possibility of radical love and revolution. Weiterlesen

152 Christopher Unseld
 Schwerpunkt  Nudging: ein Juristenproblem?

A Design Perspective on Nudging

Sabine Junginger

Although design thinking has become a buzzword in business and although human-centered design approaches are being explored in a range of public innovation labs concerned with developing and delivering citizen-centric policies and public services, nudging is rarely discussed for its design implications. What would such a discussion contribute and how may it help us focus on the potential benefits of a nudging approach? It would begin by questioning how nudging enhances or diminishes people’s abilities to take deliberate action or to make informed decisions. Weiterlesen

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