Welcome to the REALaw blog!

For more than a decade, the Review of European Administrative Law (REALaw) has published scholarship on the Europeanization of administrative law, EU administrative law, and fundamental rights. REALaw is interested in revealing how EU law is implemented at national level. How do national and European institutions interact? What are the most common friction points? How have EU legal principles permeated national traditions and how do EU and national principles differ from each other? How has EU law reshaped national administrative law? And how is EU law influenced in turn by national administrative law traditions? How does the Europeanization of administrative law affect European citizens directly in their livelihoods? How is digitization affecting the exercise of fundamental rights before national administrative courts? These are some of the many questions that REALaw has sought to address over the past decade.

Our journal understands that Europeanization is a multifaceted process which does not only occur top-down but also bottom-up. Sometimes, the Europeanization dialogue is also one between different European jurisdictions. Therefore, our journal has recently expanded its editorial board and scope to include scholarly work on comparative administrative law, particularly when focused on the comparison of administrative law systems within Europe. Our journal aims to offer an academic outlet to both junior and senior scholars who are interested in the interaction between national and EU law as well as in evidencing how European jurisdictions can learn from each other. The journal publishes four times a year articles, case notes, and book reviews. With this blog, we aim to increase the dynamic character of our journal and the engagement with our readers.

The REALaw blog aims not only to highlight the scholarship published in the journal but also to create a forum for the discussion of new books, judicial decisions, and news on EU and national administrative law. It also features a section with recordings of online discussions and interviews with scholars of European and comparative administrative law on books, on-going policy initiatives, or currents topics which are of interest to administrative lawyers in Europe. Finally, the blog aspires also to be a forum for methodological reflections on the nature of current scholarship in European and comparative administrative law. The blog welcomes posts that share in an accessible but academic way reflections on all of these questions connected to EU and comparative administrative law. The blogposts also meet the interest in concise but engaging legal information. With this blog, we seek to inspire students and young academics to conduct research in administrative law and we draw the attention of lawyers, policymakers, and judges to the most recent pieces of scholarship in the field.

The General Editor of REALaw

Mariolina Eliantonio