Julien Bois

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)

ESR4 | j.bois@transnationalstudies.eu

PhD project

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.

About me

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.

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  • MA in Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology and Institutions of Politics, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • BA of European Laws, University of Orléans


  • French


  • Mark Dawson, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies
  • Ramses Wessel, Twente Graduate School – Innovation of Governance, University of Twente
Published Sep. 28, 2017 3:30 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2020 10:37 AM