National Constitutions in the Era of Integration

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Antero Jyränki
Kluwer Law International, 1999 - Law - 204 pages
Constitutionalists have not been eager to deal with the legal structures and problems of the European integration process from the viewpoint of the nation-state and have often surrendered the treatment of these issues to Community law experts. National Constitutions in the Era of Integration is an exception. The varied contributions in this work offer a rare presentation of different nation-state constitutional approaches to the problems of European integration.

National Constitutions in the Era of Integration covers a number of diverse nation-state constitutional approaches to the phenomenon of integration and various integration processes in the contemporary world. Topics of particular focus include:

  • the formation of supranational and federal structures;
  • the relationship and differences between these two kinds of structures and a possible conflict between them; and
  • the problems of European integration.

    The International Association of Constitutional Law organised a Round Table Conference in Turku, Finland in May 1997 on the theme of this book. The contributions comprise the updated papers delivered at the Turku Round Table.

    Its wholly unique look at the subject of integration, its broad range of contributors, and its thematic core make National Constitutions in the Era of Integration an important and informative work for scholars and teachers of constitutional law, national legislators and government officials, and European Union bureaucrats.

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    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    Constitution Making and the Legitimacy of the Constitution
    9
    South Africa
    22
    The Implications of Legitimacy for Integration
    28
    Some General Views in
    31
    Bibliography
    42
    The Necessity for Compatibility
    50
    Bibliography
    57
    and the European Court Activism
    106
    Why We Should Not Take Sovereignty Too Seriously
    113
    Chicken Game Why We still Need the Government
    119
    Understanding Federalism
    127
    Framing Visions
    137
    Back to the Future
    146
    The NationState Federalism and European Integration
    151
    What Democratic Civism for a Federal MultiEthnic
    159

    The Maastricht Problem
    69
    Identical Twins
    76
    Bibliography
    82
    The Constitutional
    87
    Distinguishing Precedent and Erecting an Admission Barrier
    93
    The Danish Constitution and System of Governance
    99
    Legal Hierarchy without Legal Unity?
    166
    Bibliography
    173
    New Functions for the German Lander
    185
    The European Union and Federalist Concerns
    195
    Copyright

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