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Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Jan Zielonka

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book seeks to comprehend the evolving nature of the European Union following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the failure of the European Constitution. Its prime focus is the last wave of ... More


The European Constitution

Jeffrey S. Lantis

in The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535019
eISBN:
9780191715952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe (or European Constitution) provided a plan for deepening European integration with a centralization of power in Brussels. Supporters believed that it ... More


Federalism Without Constitutionalism: Europe's Sonderweg

J. H. H. Weiler

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Focuses on the European Union, and looks at the promise and possibilities that emerge once the federal vision is liberated from ‘statist’ conceptions of political organization. The author views ... More


Concluding Remarks

Aida Torres Pérez

in Conflicts of Rights in the European Union: A Theory of Supranational Adjudication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199568710
eISBN:
9780191705571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568710.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This concluding chapter reflects upon the failed project of a European Constitution and the drafting of a written catalogue of EU rights. If eventually ratified, the Lisbon Treaty would recognize ... More


Campaign Dynamics in the Referendums on the European Constitution

Sara Binzer Hobolt

in Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199549948
eISBN:
9780191720451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549948.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter explores the perhaps most significant votes on Europe so far: the referendums on the European Constitutional Treaty in 2005. The chapter examines the two failed referendums in France and ... More


Federalism in the European Union: Rhetoric and Reality

Andrew Moravcsik

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Moravcsik attacks the view, shared by Euro‐enthusiasts and Euro‐sceptics alike, that current developments in the EU herald the advent of a European federal state; according to Moravcsik, the EU lacks ... More


Legitimate Diversity: The New Challenge of European Integratio n

Fritz W. Sccharpf

in The State of the European Union, 6: Law, Politics, and Society

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199257409
eISBN:
9780191600951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925740X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Illustrates why the present institutional framework of the EU is no longer able to face new policy challenges. Provides an overview of general modes of EU policy‐making and then addresses concrete ... More


Visions of European Unity since 1945: ELIE KEDOURIE MEMORIAL LECTURE

NOëL O’SULLIVAN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about visions of European unity since 1945 delivered by the author at the 2007 Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture held at the British Academy. It discusses ... More


Postscript

James D. Savage

in Making the EMU: The Politics of Budgetary Surveillance and the Enforcement of Maastricht

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238699
eISBN:
9780191696770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238699.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

This chapter considers the question of whether the Maastricht Treaty's surveillance process is sustainable despite member state noncompliant behaviour. The EU's answer to this question is one of ... More


European Governance: Governing with or without the State?

Tanja A. Börzel

in The Twilight of Constitutionalism?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585007
eISBN:
9780191723469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585007.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the EU's ‘nature of the beast’ is not to be captured by one particular type of governance. Rather, the EU combines forms of governance, which involve the member states to ... More


Ireland’s Constitutional Amendability and Europe’s Constitutional Ambition †: The Lisbon Referendum in Context

Maria Cahill

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0050
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the constitutional conflict that occurs in the context of Ireland's rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. It begins by distinguishing the concepts “direct democracy” and ... More


Review Essay—Thomas Bruha et al., Eds., Welche Verfassung für Europa? [What Constitution for Europe?] †

Morag Goodwin

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0046
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the book Welche Verfassung für Europa? (What Constitution for Europe?). The book does not aim to provide a comprehensive examination of the European constitutional debate, nor ... More


Social Rights in European Constitutions

Cécile Fabre

in Social Rights in Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199287994
eISBN:
9780191700477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287994.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The aim of this chapter is to explore how European constitutions deal with social rights. It is a particularly urgent task in the present political and economic context. Whilst welfare states are a ... More


Social and Labour Rights under the EU Constitution

Brian Bercusson

in Social Rights in Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199287994
eISBN:
9780191700477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287994.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter addresses the recurrent question of justiciability, and, relatedly, indivisibility, tackling the question of social rights under the new, although now ill-fated European Union ... More


First Echo: Europe, 1776–1800

George Athan Billias

in American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the influence of American constitutionalism in Europe during the years 1776–1800, the so-called first peak period, or echo, of American constitutionalism abroad. It first ... More


Postconstitutional Treaty †

Alexander Somek

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0049
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the legitimacy deficits that were exposed by the failure to ratify a European constitution, in 2005, and the elite-driven project to resurrect the salvageable parts of that ... More


Voting by the people: the referendums on the European Constitution

Matt Qvortrup

in The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076589
eISBN:
9781781701560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines citizenship engagement, looking at a case study of the 2005 referendums on the European Constitution in Spain, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. It presents an analysis of ... More


European Interlude: 1800–1848

George Athan Billias

in American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791073
eISBN:
9780814739013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791073.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the influence of American constitutionalism in Europe during the era of the American and French revolutions and the European revolutions of 1848. It suggests that the influence ... More


The Fundamentals of EU Law Revisited: Assessing the Impact of the Constitutional Debate

Catherine Barnard (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199226221
eISBN:
9780191696206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226221.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

With the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty in French and Dutch referenda, the European Union received a severe blow. This precipitated a period of reflection and soul searching. How far should ... More


Substantive Pluralism

Jaklic Klemen

in Constitutional Pluralism in the EU

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703228
eISBN:
9780191773051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703228.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 3 moves to the analytical presentation of Joseph Weiler’s version of constitutional pluralism. In stark contrast to epistemic pluralism, this version seeks to build a particular external ... More


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