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East of Eden Hotel. Soft law measures on harmful content between harmonisation and diversity

  • The European Union adopts rules governing the protection of minors against harmful media content in the form of soft law. Using the example of media law and the theory of competition between legal orders, I try to shed light on the possible reasons for the regulatory choice of soft law. In the present paper, I propose that one important reason for the preponderance of soft law in a given policy area is the legislator’s ambition to bridge strongly converging policy fields with areas where diversity between Member States persists due to their varying cultural traditions and moral convictions.

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Author:Petra Lea Láncos
Parent Title (English):Theory and Practice of Legislation
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Place of publication:Abingdon
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2018/02/27
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Release Date:2018/02/27
GND Keyword:Binnenmarkt; Jugendschutz; Rundfunkübertragung
Page Number:17
First Page:113
Last Page:129
Documents ordered by chairs:Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, insbesondere Europarecht und Völkerrecht (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weiß)
Documents ordered by discipline (DDC classification):300 Sozialwissenschaften / 340 Recht / 340 Recht
Documents of the German Research Institute for Public Administration (FÖV):Sonstige Schriften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Keine kommerzielle Nutzung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen