By Jack Hayward, Anand Menon
A-state-of-the-art and finished survey overlaying all features of politics in Western Europe. the quantity brings jointly some of the best students within the box from the united kingdom, continental Europe and North the United States.
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The very nature of these difﬁculties has differed between the Member States which belong to the Community. These differences themselves stem from differing constitutional traditions. Space precludes extensive treatment of all the Member States of the Community. The analysis which follows will, however, seek to convey a spectrum of the more important views on this issue. (Schwarze, 2001) In reading the material which follows it should be recognized that there are four more particular issues which arise for resolution within national legal systems.
40 Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978. 41 Ibid. p. 920. NATIONAL COURTS AND COMMUNITY LAW 23 There is more dispute as to the conceptual foundation for, or explanation of, what the courts have done (Craig 2000a). For some it is possible to rationalize what the courts have done merely as a species of statutory construction. All would agree that if a statute can be reconciled with a Community norm through construing the statutory words without thereby unduly distorting them then this should be done, more especially when the statute was passed to effectuate a directive.
Analysts soon associated these developments with the growing moderation of party platforms on both the left and right, symbolized by ‘Butskellism’ in Britain and the Bad Gödesberg programme of the German SPD (Graubard 1964). Some went so far as to proclaim the ‘end of ideology’ (Bell 1960). In short, this was an era when politics was seen, for the most part, as an expression of socioeconomic conditions and the success of democracy widely associated with economic prosperity. Technocracy, Neo-Corporatism, and the Romantic Revolt 6 With the stability of democracy in western Europe apparently assured, political analysts turned their attention, during the late 1960s and 1970s, towards issues of institutional engineering.