The Struggle for the European Constitution: A Past and Future History

The Struggle for the European Constitution: A Past and Future History

by Michael O'Neill

NOOK Book(eBook)

$50.99 $57.95 Save 12% Current price is $50.99, Original price is $57.95. You Save 12%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

The Struggle for the European Constitution: A Past and Future History by Michael O'Neill

The European Union (EU) Constitution was one of the most important developments in the history of the EU, aiming to make the EU more transparent, relevant and accountable to the citizens of its member states. Current anxieties over the pace and direction of EU integration place this comprehensive study at the forefront of the EU governance debate.

O’Neill goes far beyond a simple account of the EU Constitution, focussing also on the response to the current crisis of confidence between the Union and its citizens and how those in power have responded to the challenge.

Making a substantial contribution to literature on the EU, key discussion points include:

  • The political crisis behind the Constitution
  • The power politics at work in the negotiations
  • How the Constitution affects EU policymaking
  • The impact on the citizens of the EU

This is essential reading for all those wishing to understand the background to one of the key areas within European Politics.

Michael O’Neill is Jean Monnet Professor in EU Politics at Nottingham Trent University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134183364
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2008
Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 564
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Michael O'Neill is Jean Monnet Professor in EU Politics at Nottingham Trent University, UK. 

Table of Contents

Part 1: Why a Constitution for Europe?  1. A Problematic Polity  2. The Idea of a European Constitution  Part 2: Constitutionalizing the European Union  3. Europe's Constitutional Convention  4. Agendas for Change  5. The Convention at Work  6. Reforming the European Institutions  7. Simplifying EU Governance  8. A People's Europe: Citizenship, Rights and Justice  9. The EU and the New International Order  Part 3: The Politics of Ratification  10. The Politics of Ratification  11. Crisis or 'Normal' Politics  12. Towards a Constitutional Conversation

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews