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European Constitutionalism beyond the State

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J. H. H. Weiler, Marlene Wind, Neil Walker, Francis Snyder, Miguel Poiares Maduro, Renaud Dehousse, Antje Wiener, Philip Allott
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  • Date Published: December 2004
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  • isbn: 9780511060977

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  • The notion of a European constitution has previously received unfavourable reactions within the European Union with controversy surrounding its political and legal implications. Criticism has largely revolved around the threat of an emerging European federal state. More recently, however, constitution-building has become a major point of debate among members of the European Community as the drafting of a European constitution becomes more imminent. European Constitutionalism Beyond the State brings together some of the most innovative scholars in the field to highlight different facets of the new constitutional discussion. Provoking deep analysis of the different ideas of constitution and constitutionalism, the book delineates alternative ways of thinking about the future of Europe. In particular, it aims to challenge the idea of the European Union as an evolving federal polity. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the timely subject of constitutionalism including students and practitioners of law, politics and philosophy.

    • Considers key questions about the state of European constitutionalism
    • Leading list of contributors
    • Looks forward to future developments
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    'The contributors to this volume do not disappoint … there is much here for European public lawyers to reflect on.' Public Law

    '… great merit … avoids becoming entangled in the ever changing details of the reform process … sheds light on the deeper problems and challenges of European constitutionalism … still relevant …' International Journal of Constitutional Law

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511060977
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Introduction: European constitutionalism beyond the state J. H H. Weiler and Marlene Wind
    Part I:
    1. In defence of the status quo: Europe's constitutional Sonderweg J. H. H. Weiler
    Part II:
    2. Postnational constitutionalism and the problem of translation Neil Walker
    3. The unfinished constitution of the European Union: principles, processes and culture Francis Snyder
    4. Europe and the constitution: what if this is as good as it gets? Miguel Poiares Maduro
    5. The European Union as a polycentric polity: returning to a neo-medieval Europe? Marlene Wind
    Part III:
    6. Beyond representative democracy: constitutionalism in a polycentric polity Renaud Dehousse
    7. Finality vs. enlargement: constitutive practices and opposing rationales in the reconstruction of Europe Antje Wiener
    8. Epilogue: Europe and the dream of reason Philip Allott

  • Editors

    J. H. H. Weiler, New York University

    Marlene Wind, University of Copenhagen


    J. H. H. Weiler, Marlene Wind, Neil Walker, Francis Snyder, Miguel Poiares Maduro, Renaud Dehousse, Antje Wiener, Philip Allott

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