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Developing a Constitution for Europe

1st Edition

Edited by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum, Agustin Jose Menedez


296 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe

Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe focuses on the prospects for a citizens’ Europe by analysing the kind of order that is emerging in Europe. The books in the series take stock of the EU as an entity that has progressed beyond intergovernmentalism and consider how to account for this process and what makes it democratic. The emphasis is on citizenship, constitution-making, public sphere, enlargement, common foreign and security policy, and Europe society.

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