The Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties

Youri Devuyst

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199546282
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

 The Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties

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This article examines the EU's failed attempt to approve the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (Constitutional Treaty) and its successful replacement by the Treaty of Lisbon. It discusses the negotiation and ratification process of the Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties, the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on the EU's functioning, political science perspectives on the Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties, and recommendations for the EU's treaty reform process.

Keywords: EU; Constitutional Treaty; Treaty of Lisbon; treaty reform

Article.  7213 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; European Union ; Politics and Law

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