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A post-national legal order: Does the European Union have an imposed constitution?

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Constitutionalism is notionally focused around the law of nation states. Beyond that, there is international law, which also has historically focused on the laws that govern the relationship between states. Yet, Europe today sees a special relationship between states on a regional basis where powers are held by states unilaterally, as well as through an advanced international organisation multilaterally. With Europe’s drive from coexistence to cooperation,1 a form of post-national constitutionalism sprung in the latter half of the twentieth century. The emergence and growth of supranational law-making has been occurring in Europe in the highly-developed European Union-an international organisation-playing a leading role in shaping the societies of twenty-eight Member States through a defined multi-institutional procedure involving executives, civil servants, parliamentarians, citizens, and jurists. Given the historical and foundational steps in forming the European Union, from an economic entity starting with coal and steel, to a fully-fledged constitutional system, can it be considered a form of imposed constitutionalism?
TitelThe Law and Legitimacy of Imposed Constitutions
RedaktørerRichard Albert, Xenophon Contiades, Alkmene Fotiadou
Antal sider16
Udgivelsesårnov. 2018
ISBN (trykt)9781138488984
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781351038980
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2018
BegivenhedImposed Constitutions: Aspects of Imposed Constitutionalism - University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cypern
Varighed: 5 maj 20176 maj 2017


KonferenceImposed Constitutions: Aspects of Imposed Constitutionalism
LokationUniversity of Nicosia
SerietitelComparative Constitutional Change

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