Introductory Notes, Terminological Issues and Demarcation of the Scope of the Study.- The Procedural Autonomy of the Member States from the Viewpoint of the Principles and Criteria Regulating the Relations Between National Law and EU Law.- The Jurisprudence of the ECJ on the Procedural Autonomy of Member States: Analysis of the Fundamental Judgements.- The Procedural Autonomy of the Member States: Judges and Legislators. Conclusions.
Diana-Urania Galetta is a Full Professor of Administrative Law and European Administrative Law at the University of Milan (Italy). She studied Law and Political Science at the Universities of Milan (Italy) and Osnabruck (Germany). She speaks fluently and publishes in Italian, German, French and English. She has published books and papers on central topics of national, comparative and European Administrative Law (See her personal homepage: http://www.giuripol.unimi.it/persone/galetta.htm).
"...Addressing a topic which is highly relevant in view of the EU's specific structure of the separation of powers between the EU and the Member States, it is a welcome addition to the legal debate in the EU...One of the great achievements of this book is that it shows how an in-depth research into these questions can avoid the pitfalls of overly terminology-based thinking which clouds the mind with pre-defined ideological stances. The author elegantly manages to overcome dangers of an excessively dogmatic understanding of either position by giving the necessary attention to the cases whilst at the same time keeping the greater picture in view. Her thesis of the functionalization of pocedural law is thus an important contribution also to the wider debate of whether the procedural provisions in EU (administrative) law are adequate for the vast task of developing a well functioning and uniformly applied EU whilst maintaining the Member States as key elements of exercise of public powers in the EU." Herwig Hofmann, CML Rev. 2011