The Constitution of European Democracy

The Constitution of European Democracy


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ISBN-13: 9780198805120
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Pages: 175
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dieter Grimm, Professor of Law, Humboldt University

Dieter Grimm teaches constitutional law at Humboldt University Berlin and the Yale Law School. From 1987-1999 he served as Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. From 2001-2007 he was the Director of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study) whose Permanent Fellow he continues to be. He was Visiting Professor at Harvard, New York University, Toronto, Rome, Kolkata, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, the Academia Europaea and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from the universities of Toronto, Gottingen, Porto Alegre, and Bucarest. He has widely published on matters of constitutional law, constitutional history, constitutional theory, comparative constitutionalism, and European Union law.

Table of Contents

1. Europe, Yes - But Which Europe?
2. In Search of Acceptance: On the Legitimacy Deficit and the Legitimacy Resources of the European Union
3. Sovereignty in Europe
4. On the Status of the EU's Democratic Legitimacy After Lisbon
5. The Democratic Costs of Constitutionalization - The European Case
6. The Cause of European Democracy Deficit is Sought in the Wrong Place
7. The Necessity of Europeanized Elections and Parties
8. The Significance of National Constitutions in a United Europe
9. The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union
10. The Role of National Constitutional Courts in European Democracy
11. The Basic Law as a Barrier Against a Transformation of the EU Into a State
12. Europe Needs Principles, Not Pragmatism

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