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Executive Power, Contestation, and Resolution

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/9780199595013.003.0003
Executive Power, Contestation, and Resolution

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The most divisive issues in the debates that led to the Constitutional Treaty concerned executive power, and the ‘solutions’ embodied in that Treaty were largely carried over into the Lisbon Treaty. This chapter examines the tensions concerning executive power and the way in which they were ‘resolved’ in the Lisbon Treaty, the focus being on the legal provisions and the political implications of the new regime.

Keywords: Lisbon Treaty; Constitutional Treaty; executive power; legal provisions; new regime

Chapter.  20073 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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