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Doctoral defence of Nicholas Haagensen

13:00 - 15:00
Copenhagen Business School

Public Doctoral Defense of Nicholas Haagensen (ULB/CBS)
on "European Legal Networks in Crisis: The Legal Construction of Economic Policy"

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GEM-STONES Doctoral fellow Nicholas Haagensen (ULB-CEVIPOL & Copenhagen Business School) will publicly defend his thesis entitled:


Date & Time: Thursday 18th of June 2020, 13:00-15:00 CET
Location: Online event on Microsoft Teams, organised by Copenhagen Business School
*Please note in connection with the online defense that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off

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Introduction of the research

This dissertation investigates how legal and policy professionals have legally constructed the economic governance of the EU since the beginning of the Eurozone crisis onwards. It adds to scholarship on the Eurozone crisis by creating a theoretical framework based on Bourdieusian fields, while also utilising a network analytical approach, to show how the practices and interactions of legal and policy professionals reconfigure the transnational contexts that are implicated in the crisis policy response. It demonstrates that these professionals’ practices enable solutions that become contested before the Court of Justice of the EU, putting the Court in a position where it has to bring the definitional power of EU law to bear on the actions of EU institutions and the Eurogroup in the area of Economic & Monetary Union (EMU). In sum, the dissertation shows how legal and policy professionals developed practices, which are anchored in various logics, that have enabled and consolidated processes of legal integration and differentiation that have long-term implications for EMU.

Jury members:

Prof. Ramona Coman (co-supervisor, ULB-CEVIPOL)
Prof. Leonard Seabrooke (co-supervisor, Copenhagen Business School)
Prof. Amandine Crespy (ULB-CEVIPOL)
Prof. Stine Haakonsson (Copenhagen Business School)
Prof. Mikael Rask Madsen (Copenhagen University)
Prof. Antoine Vauchez (Université Paris 1-Sorbonne)

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.