Constitutionalising Europe. Processes and practices

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Publication Date 2006
ISBN 0-7546-4698-X
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The European Union is in a state of transformation with its constitutional future the subject of much heated debate. This book provides a durable, authoritative and comprehensive account of constitutional development, examining the pivotal roles of law and judicial politics in establishing the EU constitutional edifice. Michael Longo demonstrates and substantiates the arguments for and against constitutionalization through the development of a theoretical framework drawing on theories and empirical research in both law and political science to understand this new process of European integration.

Michael Longo is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and a Research Associate with the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University, Australia.

The European constitutional discourse: lawyers, political scientists and constitutional development;
The legal dialogue and its ramifications;
Constitutional dynamics;
The forces and processes shaping the EU;
The constitutional imperative;
The European Union's legitimacy.

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