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Constitutional Identity in a Europe of Multilevel Constitutionalism

Edited by: Christian Calliess, Gerhard van der Schyff

ISBN13: 9781108480437
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The constitutional identity of the Member States is a topic of increasing importance in understanding the interaction between the EU and its Member States. This is because the EU is enjoined to respect the constitutional identities of its Member States in accordance with Article 4(2) TEU. There is also a trend among Member States to articulate their constitutional identities, in particular in relation to European integration. In this regard, this volume fills a need in scholarship by presenting critical analyses of the constitutional identities of selected Member States.

Leading and well-placed experts contribute country studies on a range of states, which are compared using a framework that can be applied to other Member States as well. The analyses and comparison of Member States' constitutional identities take place in the context of the EU's multilevel architecture.

European Jurisdictions, EU Law
Part I. Constitutional Identity Introduced and its EU Law Dimension:
1. Constitutional identity introduced - Christian Calliess and Gerhard van der Schyff
2. Article 4(2) TEU as a vehicle for national constitutional identity in the shared European legal system - Anita Schnettger
Part II. Constitutional Identity and its Member State Law Dimension:
3. Constitutional identity in Austria: basic principles and identity beyond the abolition of nobility - Georg Lienbacher and Matthias Lukan
4. Constitutional identity in Belgium: a thing of mystery - Elke Cloots
5. Constitutional identity in the Czech Republic: a new twist on an old fashioned idea? - David Kosar and Ladislav Vyhnanek
6. Constitutional identity in Denmark: extracting constitutional identity in the context of a restrained Supreme Court and a strong legislator - Helle Krunke
7. Constitutional identity in France: vices and - above all - virtues - Francois-Xavier Millet
8. Constitutional identity in Germany: one for three or three in one? - Christian Calliess
9. Constitutional identity in Ireland: national and popular sovereignty as checks on European integration - Eoin Daly
10. Constitutional identity in Italy: institutional disagreements at a time of political change - Federico Fabbrini and Oreste Pollicino
11. Constitutional identity in the Netherlands: sailing with others - Ernst Hirsch Ballin
12. Constitutional identity in Poland: is the Emperor putting on the old clothes of sovereignty? - Anna Sledzinska-Simon and Michal Ziolkowski
13. Constitutional identity in Spain: commitment to European integration without giving up the essence of the constitution - Jose Martin y Perez de Nanclares
14. Constitutional identity in the United Kingdom: an evolving concept - Paul Craig
Part III. Comparative Constitutional Identity and Multilevel Constitutionalism:
15. Member states of the European Union, constitutions and identity: a comparative perspective - Gerhard van der Schyff
16. The protection of constitutional identity in a Europe of multilevel constitutionalism - Christian Calliess and Anita Schnettger.