Postconstitutional Treaty<sup>†</sup>

Alexander Somek

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199795208
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919307 | DOI:
Postconstitutional Treaty†

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This chapter discusses the legitimacy deficits that were exposed by the failure to ratify a European constitution, in 2005, and the elite-driven project to resurrect the salvageable parts of that agenda through the less-ambitious Lisbon Reform Treaty. The result is an ambiguous “postconstitutional ordering [that] is a mixture of the absence of” international law and constitutional law.

Keywords: European constitution; international law; constitutional law; Lisbon Reform Treaty

Chapter.  4482 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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