Über den Autor
Thomas Christiansen and Christine Reh
Introduction: The Constitutionalization of Europe.- Of Rights and Duties: Does Europe Have a Constitution?.- Constitutionalizing the European Union: Politics, Law and Discourse.- The Role of Actors in EU Treaty Reform.- Patterns of Structure in EU Treaty Reform.- Agenda-Setting in Intergovernmental Conferences.- Decision-Making in Intergovernmental Conferences.- Ratification: The Follow-Up to Intergovernmental Conferences.- The 'Rise' and 'Fall' of Formal Constitutionalization.- Conclusion: Constitutionalization Beyond Lisbon.
Enlargement and treaty reform have moved Europe's constitutional debate into the political spotlight. This important new text outlines the main themes of constitutional debate in the EU, analyzes formal and informal constitution-building since the early days of European integration, and introduces the actors and structures behind treaty change.
A comprehensive and systematic account of constitution building in the European Union from the 1950s to the present day