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Subsidiarity Within the European Community

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ISBN13: 9780901573421
ISBN: 0901573426
Published: May 1993
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This report examines the principle of subsidiarity and its application to the European Community beyond Maastricht. Political and legal experts from supranational, national and subnational institutions offer their various interpretations of the concept, its functions and utility. The UK government's approach to subsidiarity as a means to clawback natioanl sovereignty is challenged. In addition, the contributors agree that European integration does and should have an impact upon the domestic disposition of the government of Member States. The examples of Scottish devolution and the reform of local government are used. The European Council's agreed definition of subsidiarity is reproduced in full.

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Contents:
Towards a definition of subsidiarity; the British Federal tradition; subsidiarity - essence or antidote to European Union?; Legal aspects of subsidiarity in the UK; Europe of the regions, subsidiarity in Belgium, the application of subsidiarity, the German Federal experience, regions and Local Authorities in the governance of Europe; subsidiarity and Scotland, before the Edinburgh council, Scottish National Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, after the Edinburgh Council; the reform of Local Government, the Banham Commission, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal democrats; the Edinburgh Annex, conclusions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government.