Endangered judicial legitimacy in times of political turmoil: the European Court of Justice between law and politics during the great recession of Europe
Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS)
Julien Bois defended his doctoral thesis The uncertain world of the Court of Justice of the European Union. A multidisciplinary approach of the legitimacy of the EU judiciary in the 21st century on 21 September 2021.
Despite increased contestations of decisions taken at the EU level to save the Euro, there seems to be a lack of involvement of legal entrepreneurs in the judicialization of the economic crisis. The majority of actors framed the crisis in economic terms, which led many legal experts to step aside in favour of economic professionals. My PhD project seeks to capture changes in ideas/framings that happened from 2010 onwards and scrutinizes how courts and lawyers have engaged with the Eurozone crisis.
- Supervisor: Mark Dawson, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies
- Co-supervisor: Ramses Wessel, University of Groningen (former University of Twente)
- European Citizen Action Service, Brussels
After living in several European countries (Finland, Spain and Belgium) and gaining work experience in EU public affairs at the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights, I knew I wanted to deepen my knowledge on European integration. PLATO gives me the opportunity to achieve that goal by joining a fantastic tailor-made PhD programme and become a member of a research community that aims at giving answers to the legitimacy crisis jeopardizing the whole European project. Nationality: French.
- MA in Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology and Institutions of Politics, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
- BA of European Laws, University of Orléans
The politics of legitimation in the EU: legitimacy recovered?
The overall conclusions of the PLATO project are available in a joint book with contributions by supervisors and PhD researchers. The book develops a better understanding of how the politics of legitimating the EU are actor-dependent, context-dependent and problem-dependent.
The uncertain world of the Court of Justice of the European Union: A multidisciplinary approach of the legitimacy of the EU judiciary in the 21st century
Julien Florent Raymond Bois
The contested but upheld legitimacy of the Court of Justice of the European Union
The Court of Justice of the European Union is one of the most contested transnational institutions in Europe. It nonetheless cemented its authority over nearly seven decades of integration and remains a cornerstone of the EU, according to Julien Bois.
Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 21 February 2022
Judicial activity in the European Union: striving for better adjudication
In order to counter accusations of judicial activism of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), and to improve its representativeness and transparency, Julien Bois identifies some reforms that do not imply treaty change.
Strangers at the gates: denying residence rights in Europe in the 21st century
Seeking work and shelter in another EU country proves more difficult today than at the end of the last century. Despite existing EU legislation, national administrations seem reluctant to facilitate the residence of certain European citizens. Julien Bois calls for the European Commission to again clarify citizens’ free-movement rights, taking into account societal and judicial developments and administrative practices that have developed in the last 15 years.
Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 30 November 2020
Preparing PhDs for non-academic careers
Bringing together 20 partners across sectors and disciplines, PLATO equips 15 researchers with innovative training at doctoral level. We asked our project partners about the benefits of collaborating with other sectors during a doctorate.
Becoming a presenter with impact
As part of PLATO's training programme, the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris hosted a three-day training in giving scientific presentations. Focusing on presentation skills through intensive rehearsal early on in a doctorate quickly proved its value.
PLATO kick-off conference
PLATO's kick-off conference brings together the project's partners in Oslo for academic discussions and networking.
Research findings from PLATO at ECPR
A number of PhD researchers and supervisors will attend the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw, which takes place from 4-7 September 2o19, including a full panel devoted to PLATO research findings.
Julien Bois on the legitimacy of CJEU members
Julien Bois discussed his work on the Court of Justice of the European Union’s sociological legitimacy at the University of Twente on 5 March 2019.
Synthesising research findings (RTC4)
ESRs will be presenting their contribution to the PLATO anthology and their overall research results, with an emphasis on the first.