'Integration through law’ in times of contestation: exploring the historical origins and political context of the rule of law crisis [provisional]
Dr Floris de Witte and Dr Michael Wilkinson
EU Constitutional and Institutional Law; Constitutional Theory; Political Theory; Comparative Constitutional Law and Public Law
Jacob van de Beeten is a PhD-candidate at the LSE. His doctoral research explores the interaction between law and politics in the EU. The aim of his research is to rethink the role of law in the process of European integration, given the increased discontent with, and contestation of, European Union law. Specifically, he is examining the role of law in the process of European Integration (‘integration through law’) and the implication of the ‘Rule of Law crisis’ on this process.
Jacob holds an LL.M (Distinction) with a focus on Public Law and Legal Theory from the LSE. He was awarded the Stanley De Smith Prize for best performance in Public Law. Prior to joining LSE, he was a Bluebook trainee at the European Commission (DG FISMA). Jacob regularly writes op-eds for Dutch newspapers and was part of the ‘Young Europe Team’ of the Dutch Financial Times.