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1st Edition

Developing a Constitution for Europe

ISBN 9780415375344
Published May 3, 2005 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

This new book tackles the challenges of forging a legitimate constitution for the European Union.

The EU is currently in the midst of a comprehensive process of reform. These leading authors clarify its constitutional status, taking stock of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and Convention of the Future of Europe as vehicles to foster and create a European constitution. This engaging new study is an excellent resource for all readers with research and professional interests in this dynamic area.

Table of Contents

Prologue Bruce Ackerman

Chapter 1 Introduction: A Constitution in the Making?

Chapter 2 Why Europe Needs a Constitution, Jürgen Habermas:

Chapter 3: On the Right to Self-Government, Erik O. Eriksen

Chapter 4 Human Rights, Constitutionalism and Integration: Iconography and Fetishism, Joseph H. H. Weiler

Chapter 5 Treaty or Constitution? The legal basis of the European Union after Maastricht, Dieter Grimm

Chapter 6: A Polity without a State? European Constitutionalism between Evolution and Revolution, Hauke Brunkhorst

Chapter 7 Three Conceptions of the European Constitution, Agustín José Menéndez

Chapter 8 The Politics of Law and the Law of Politics - Two Constitutional Traditions in Europe, Christoph Möllers

Chapter 9 Wille zur Verfassung, or the Constitutional State in Europe, Massimo La Torre

Chapter 10 Law, Economics and Politics in the Constitutionalisation of Europe, Christian Joerges and Michelle Everson

Chapter 11 The Convention Method and the Transformation of EU Constitutional Politics, Carlos Closa

Chapter 12 Deliberation or Bargaining? Coping with Constitutional Conflicts in the Convention on the Future of Europe, Paul Magnette

Chapter 13 Still a Union of deep diversity? The Convention and the Constitution for Europe, John E. Fossum

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Erik O. Eriksen is Professor of Political Science at University of Oslo and Professor II at The University College of Oslo. John Erik Fossum is Senior Researcher at ARENA, University of Oslo, and Associate Professor at the University of Bergen. Agustín José Menéndez is Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Universidad de León, Professor at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset and CIDEL fellow at ARENA, University of Oslo.