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Reform, Process, and Architecture

Paul Craig

in The Lisbon Treaty

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199595013
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729508 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595013.003.0001
Reform, Process, and Architecture

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The ratification of the Lisbon Treaty was the culmination of attempts at Treaty reform in the EU, which began after the Nice Treaty and lasted for nearly a decade. An understanding of the reform process is therefore essential in order to understand the Lisbon Treaty, more especially because there is much commonality between it and the Constitutional Treaty. This chapter begins by tracing the events leading up to the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. It then outlines the architecture of the Treaty and concludes with reflections on the process of Treaty reform, and the lessons that can be learned from the ‘long walk to Lisbon’.

Keywords: Lisbon Treaty; treaty ratification; treaty reform; Constitutional treaty

Chapter.  14277 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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