Juan A. Mayoral’s article is forthcoming in the Journal of European Public Policy
Title of the article: “The Europeanization of National Judiciaries: Definitions, indicators and mechanisms”
The article, co-authored with Urszula Jaremba (Utrecht University, School of Law), is underpinned by the idea that the national courts/judges are expected to act as decentralized European Union judges. This is motivated by the fact that the general knowledge concerning the impact of EU law on the functioning of national courts as EU judges and the process of Europeanization of national judiciaries is still somewhat scattered and fragmented.
The central ambition of this article is to provide a theoretical framework that would contribute to the understanding of Europeanization of judiciaries by: 1) offering a definition and theoretical developments useful for the study Europeanization and its dynamics; 2) exploring the diverse indicators to operate the concept; 3) providing explanations on how Europeanization might happen by identifying the distinctive mechanisms potentially in play.
By and large, the article proposes theoretical and empirical developments, which will facilitate embracing the project of constructing a composite framework for the socio legal study and measurement of the Europeanization of national courts.