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“'Designer' Europeanization: Lessons from Jean Monnet"

Ugland, Trygve. (2007) “'Designer' Europeanization: Lessons from Jean Monnet". In: UNSPECIFIED, Montreal, Canada. (Unpublished)

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    The European Council called for a period of reflection in each of the member states of the European Union (EU) after the people of France and the Netherlands rejected the Constitutional Treaty in referendums in 2005. The present paper offers a contribution to this process by reflecting on the prospects for institutional design and redesign in the EU. It does so from a historical perspective, and the paper discusses what lessons can be drawn from Jean Monnet, viewed as an institutional designer on the European stage. It is argued that the successful establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community (ESCS) was a product of a robust deontological design in a constitutional moment for Europe, and that prospective designers in the EU can learn important lessons from how Monnet identified and exploited available spaces for institutional design.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Institutional and political design; Jean Monnet; constitutional moment; deontological approach.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Constitution for Europe
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2007 (10th), May 17-19, 2007
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2008
    Page Range: p. 28
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:51

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