Methodological issues occupy an increasing place in contemporary debates on European Union law.
Europeanists largely agree on the need to overcome the opposition between two perspectives that have long dominated the field of European studies: on the one hand, a purely doctrinal approach, which limits itself to seeking answers to particular legal problems or to systematizing the state of the law, and on the other hand, a purely strategic perspective, which reduces the law to external determinants. Legal scholars perceive the risk of exhaustion of a purely doctrinal model and debate how to evolve it or substitute other approaches. Works from other disciplines are increasingly taking the technical dimensions of Union law as their object and are more and more read by jurists, which may lead to questions about the singularity of a legal approach to European Union law. If there is controversy about methods, it is because there is agreement on the need to debate but also awareness of what is at stake: a reconfiguration of