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Constitutional Reform and Treaty Reform in Europe

David Hine

in From the Nation State to Europe

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244034
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599897 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244030.003.0008
 Constitutional Reform and Treaty Reform in Europe

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Deep prblems exist regarding the constitutional status of the EU, arising from the fact that the EU's powers and institutions have far outstripped the constitutional architecture which it has so far managed to evolve. The theoretical difficulty lies in trying to apply the principles of constitutional reform developed within mature liberal‐democratic states to the altogether different constitutional environment of EU treaty reform.

Keywords: EU; constitutional reform; treaty reform

Chapter.  9511 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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