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Volume 33, Issue 2.
Legal scholar Eric Engle explains the EU's laws and institutions by tracing their conceptual foundations in various competing forms of liberalism, which have been modified by Europe's history. Although the EU's institutions and their underlying philosophical roots may be similar to those of the United States, Engle identifies numerous points of ... read moredivergence between the two systems. He argues that these distinctions are significant, often in ways that may seem opaque to outsiders. Ultimately, Engle suggests that if North and South Americans arrive at a deeper understanding of the EU's legal institutions and their conceptual foundations, they may achieve greater political stability and integration, as well as improved economic well-being.