Institutional Challenges in Post-Constitutional Europe: Governing Change

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book discusses the future of the European Union following the failure of the Constitutional and reform treaties, examining the transformations, dynamics and major issues facing present-day Europe.

Author Biography

Catherine Moury is Advanced Research Fellow at CIES-ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal, and Guest Professor at ICHEC Business School, Brussels, Belgium. Luis de Sousa is a researcher at CIES-ISCTE. Lisbon, Portugal, and Gulbenkian Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies/European University Institute, Italy.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction: Insitutional choices in post-consitutional Europe - Facing challengesp. 1
Institutional challenges and dynamics of the European Unionp. 15
How to govern the enlarged European Unionp. 23
The rules of change in the European Union: The lost balance between rigidity and flexibilityp. 33
Where to look for legitimacyp. 43
Citizenship in the European polity: Questions and explorationsp. 71
Revising some 'modest proposals' for making the European Union more democraticp. 95
The invisible transformation of codecision: Problems of democratic legitimacyp. 108
The 'democratic principle' and the European Union: The challenge of a post-national democracyp. 121
Conclusions: Facing the challengesp. 133
Indexp. 141
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