A Letter from Europe: European Constitutional Law and Its Digital Public Sphere

By Alexander Somek and Elisabeth Paar

The discourse shaping the Constitutional Law in the European Union is defined by pluralism, with differences of opinion reverberating throughout a public sphere composed of a growing number of scholars. Increasingly, the exchange between these scholars takes place on social media platforms like Twitter and blogs such as the Verfassungsblog. This has led to a shift in the constitutional culture, with scholarly interventions being drawn into the vortex of politics, giving rise to a controversy over the proper task of constitutional scholarship.

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