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Constitutional Acceleration within the European Union and Beyond

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Edited by: Paul Blokker

ISBN13: 9781138211070
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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The volume addresses the phenomenon of constitutional acceleration, the increased recourse to constitutional revision and constitution-making - in, as well as on the edges of, contemporary Europe. With constitutional reform becoming less of an exceptional exercise and more of a form of routine politics, and with the scope of constitutional coverage expanding beyond classic constitutional issues, the volume points to a fundamental change in the function of constitutions in that constitutions themselves are becoming the subjects of political contestation rather than framing political debates.

The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach focusing on constitutional politics, understood in terms of context-related interaction between constitutional subjects engaging in constitutional claims and reform also as a means of making political claims. Contributions to the book reflect the extent to which constitutional revision has become an instrument of everyday politics, and maps those actors and forces which foster the resolution of political conflicts through constitutional reform or constitution-making. The book features analysis of constitutional politics in a range of established and new democracies, as well as in post-conflict societies with case studies including Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Romania, the United Kingdom, the Western Balkans and a number of North-African countries. The volume explores critical contemporary challenges to constitutionalism and highlights the need for the involvement of a plurality of actors in constitutional change, as well as endorsements of civic voice and engagement, and the institutionalization of participatory forms of constitutionalism.

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Subjects:
EU Law
Contents:
Foreword, Janos Kis
1.Introduction: Constitutional Challenges, Revision and Acceleration, Paul Blokker and Renata Uitz

Part 1: Reflections on Constitutionalism and Constitutional Change in Postnational Times
2. European Constraints on National Constitutional Reforms?, Renata Uitz
3. National struggles over territory and the drumbeat of constitutional theory, Zoran Oklopcic
4. Domestic and International Actors in Constitutional Regime Changes, Andrew Arato and Gábor Attila Tóth

Part 2: Constitutional Reforms in Established Democracies
5.Constitutional Ferment in the UK: Towards a Republican Constitution?, Cristina Parau
6. Constitutional Tinkering in Post-1990 Italy: From a Rigid to a Liquid Constitution?, Paul Blokker
7. Ireland’s Constitutional Convention: an Experiment in Representation, Jane Suiter

Part 3: Constitution-making, Constitutional Reform and Deadlock in New Democracies
8. Constitutional Revision in Romania. Post-Accession Pluralism in Action, Bogdan Iancu
9. The Impact of Populism on Constitutionalism: A Bulgarian Case Study, Daniel Smilov
10.Changing Constitutional Identity via Amendment, Kriszta Kovács
11. Religious Rights and Constitutionalism. An Egyptian-Hungarian Comparison, Gábor Halmai

Part 4: Constitutional Challenges on the Edges of the EU
12. Ethnicity and the African Political Matrix: The Gordian knot of African Constitutionalism, Gedion T. Hessebon
13. New Constitutions as a Response to Economic and Political Crises – An Icelandic Perspective, Baldvin Thor Bergsson
14. Conclusions: Constitutional challenges in pluralist times, Paul Blokker and Renata Uitz, Central European University