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
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.