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Am Ende des europaischen Verfassungsprozesses: Mehr Demokratie, Partizipation und Legitimation durch den Reformvertrag?=At the end of the European constitutional process: More democracy, participation and legitimacy through the Lisbon Treaty? TAIF Nr. 5/2010

Wilde, Gabriele. (2010) Am Ende des europaischen Verfassungsprozesses: Mehr Demokratie, Partizipation und Legitimation durch den Reformvertrag?=At the end of the European constitutional process: More democracy, participation and legitimacy through the Lisbon Treaty? TAIF Nr. 5/2010. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    The paper starts by reconstructing the European constitutional project, which began with the famous speech of the former German Minister of external affairs Joschka Fischer and which is about to come to an end with the Lisbon Treaty. Against this background the paper poses the question why constitution-building in the European Union collapsed and it reflects upon the consequences of the Lisbon Treaty for the democratic quality of the European multi-level system. The hypothesis put forward claims that the reform treaty is the logical consequence of a constitution-building process based on a concept of institutions following a nation-state model from the very beginning. The paper sketches out the key assumptions of current constitutional theory and illustrates in how far this understanding of a constitution is inherent in the European constitution-building process using the examples of the constitutional convention, EU citizenship, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the European Parliament.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > democracy/democratic deficit
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > European citizenship
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Parliament
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > legitimacy
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Lisbon Treaty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Tübinger Arbeitspapiere zur Integrationsforschung (TAIF) > TAIF Working papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: German
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 28
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:33
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14474

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