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Title The making of a European constitution : dynamics and limits of the convention experience / Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Wolfgang Wessels (eds.)
Edition 1. Aufl
Published Wiesbaden : VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2006


Description 1 online resource (268 pages) : illustrations
Contents European Constitutionalism at the Crossroads -- European Constitutionalism at the Crossroads -- The Making of a European Constitution: Processes and Methods -- The Constitutionalisation of the European Union -- Without the Constitutional Treaty -- Getting to a European Constitution: From Fischer to the IGC -- The Convention Method: An Institutional Device for Consensus-building -- Deliberation and Compromise in the Shadow of Bargaining -- The Dynamics of the Two-Level Process of Constitution Building -- The Making of a European Constitution: Influences and Perceptions -- The Impact of Constitutional Traditions on the EU-Reform Discourse in Austria, France, Germany and the UK -- Political Elites and the Future of Europe: The Views of MPs and MEPs -- Publicized Discourses on the Post-Nice Process -- The Ratification of the Constitution and the European Public Sphere
Summary The aim of this publication is an analysis of the process of European constitutionalisation and its entanglement with relevant national discourses. Thus, national constitutional traditions in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom are evaluated with regard to the positions of the respective national representatives in the European Convention. Interviews with Members of National Parliaments and of the European Parliament as well as a content analysis of the debate on the future of Europe in print media form the empirical basis of this study
Analysis politicologie
political science
sociale wetenschappen
social sciences
Social Sciences (General)
Sociale wetenschappen (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
In Springer e-books
Subject European Union -- Constitution
European Union
SUBJECT Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe (2004 October 29)
Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe (2004 October 29) fast
Subject Constitutions -- European Union countries
Constitutional law -- Europe
Constitutional law
European Union countries
Genre/Form constitutions.
Form Electronic book
Author Puntscher Riekmann, Sonja.
Wessels, Wolfgang.
ISBN 3531149709