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dc.contributor.authorKROGEL, Maciej Maksymilian
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-20T14:57:17Z
dc.date.available2024-02-20T14:57:17Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.identifier.citationEuropean journal of legal studies, 2024, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 91-107en
dc.identifier.issn1973-2937
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/76548
dc.description.abstract'What happened to the European Union constitutional imagination?', asks Jan Komárek in the introduction to the book on the European constitutional imaginaries, narratives and utopias. Are the language and metaphors of constitutionalism in the Union still helpful or relevant, and if so, how? This contribution does not read Komárek's question as concerning the (nostalgia-generative) demise of constitutional vocabulary. Rather, this paper modestly suggests a response to the abovementioned question. It does so by looking at the material, socio-economic conditions of the European constitutional academia and scholarship. I believe that such a perspective can quite easily fit the book's sensitivity to the political-economic layer of law. Before moving on to the argument, two caveats should be highlighted. First, the paper does not make any claim to giving an exclusive and final response. Instead, it suggests that, apart from exploring the political economy or socio-economic philosophy of the EU, it is also worth seeking explanations a bit closer, in the material preconditions of the academic profession itself. Second, the paper is not driven by the wish to save or to praise the grand (or at least large enough) constitutional narratives for their own sake. Rather, it assumes that at least some of the constitutional imaginaries have had refreshing, enchanting, inspiring and emancipatory potential. It is this potential that, I argue, can serve as an explanatory tool for tracing the transformation of the European constitutional imaginaries.en
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dc.publisherEuropean University Instituteen
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean journal of legal studiesen
dc.relation.urihttps://ejls.eui.eu/en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.titleConstitutional imaginaries : the story of the rise and fall of intellectual enchantmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.2924/EJLS.2024.006
dc.identifier.volume15
dc.identifier.startpage91
dc.identifier.endpage107
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