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The European Union and Other Supranational Entanglements

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199546954
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0010
The European Union and Other Supranational Entanglements

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EU membership and parliamentary sovereignty. The Schuman Plan and supranationalism. The United Kingdom's early attempts to join. The 1972 debates. The 1975 referendum. The Single European Act and its incorporation into domestic law. Factortame and the destruction of parliamentary sovereignty.

Keywords: European Union; Schuman Plan; Monnet, Jean; supranationalism; intergovernmentalism; Luxembourg Compromise; UK accession; Powell, Enoch; sovereignty; Single European Act; Cockfield, Lord; Thatcher, Margaret; Factortame

Chapter.  8162 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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