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European Constitutionalism Beyond Lisbon

Edited by: Jan Wouters, Luc Verhey, Philipp Kiiver

ISBN13: 9789050958882
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00

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As Europe's leaders seek to finally secure the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon after the Irish "no" vote, it is time to take a step back and review the past decade of attempts at European constitutional reform in a broader perspective. This book not only discusses the changes that had been envisaged under the EU's Constitutional Treaty and the Treaty of Lisbon. It also shows, in a number of areas of European integration, the continuity of Europe's constitutional development before and beyond Lisbon. Subjects covered are treaty-making and understanding the outcome of referendums; the process of de-pillarization and the development of the Union's human rights agenda; citizenship, migration and foreign policy; the EU's "social market economy"; the role of national parliaments and search for more executive accountability and democratic legitimacy in the EU; and the issue of democracy and transparency. Views on the future of European constitutionalism conclude the discussion. Composed of essays by fifteen leading European scholars, this book demonstrates that European constitutionalism did not start with the Constitutional Treaty and that neither will it end after the Treaty of Lisbon.

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