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"Judicially crafted federalism: EU and USA"

Volcansek, Mary L. (2005) "Judicially crafted federalism: EU and USA". In: UNSPECIFIED, Austin, Texas. (Unpublished)

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      [From the Introduction]. The designation "United States of America" appears to have used for the first time in 1776, in the closing paragraph of the Declaration of Independence issued by the Continental Congress. Almost two centuries later, in 1948, Winston Churchill applied a similar assignation, "the United States of Europe," to capture one vision of a future face for Western Europe. The first was a declaration, and the second, a statement of inspiration. As the European Community (EC) evolved into the European Union (EU), parallels between it and the United States have been sought. In this essay, I follow in that line by considering how federalism, as a concept and as a reality, has been molded in the hands of judges. The trajectories of federalism may, however, explain more about how courts consolidate and wield their power than about center and periphery relations. Even so, the evolution of federalism, which carries different connotations in Europe and the U.S., bears the clear fingerprints of judges.

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      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: United States.
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
      EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law)
      EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2005 (9th), March 31-April 2, 2005
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2005
      Page Range: p. 27
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:25

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