European Constitutionalism Beyond the State

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 4, 2003 - Law - 244 pages
Some of the most innovative scholars in the field of European constitutionalism come together in this book to highlight different facets of the new constitutional discussion. Provoking deep analysis of the different ideas of constitution and cons titutionalism, it delineates new 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 student and practitioners of law, politics and philosophy.
 

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Contents

In defence of the status quo Europes constitutional Sonderweg
7
PART II
25
Postnational constitutionalism and the problem of translation
27
The unfinished constitution of the European Union principles processes and culture
55
Europe and the constitution what if this is as good as it gets?
74
The European Union as a polycentric polity returning to a neomedieval Europe?
103
Beyond representative democracy constitutionalism in a polycentric polity
135
Finality vs enlargement constitutive practices and opposing rationales in the reconstruction of Europe
157
Epilogue Europe and the dream of reason
202
Index
226
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