EU enlargement and the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe

EU enlargement and the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe

EU enlargement and the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe

Law of Europe > Europe. Comparative and uniform law > Regional comparative and uniform law > Constitutional law > Sources and relationships of the law > International law and municipal law. Treaties and agreements

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Anneli Albi
  • Biografical Information: Lecturer in European Law, University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Other titles: European Union enlargement and the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Series title: Cambridge studies in European law and policy.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawlegal.eu/eu-enlargement-and-the-constitutions-of-central-and-eastern-europe/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Albi, Anneli. EU enlargement and the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005 (DLC) 2005046525 (OCoLC)59879770

Short Description

1 online resource (XXXII, 257 pages).

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, EU enlargement and the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Anneli Albi.
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 14 editions
  • First edition Date: 2005
  • Last edition Date: 2005
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KJC5057
  • Dewey Code: 342.47
  • ISBN: 0511126050 9780511126055 0511182198 9780511182198 0511125194 9780511125195 9780511494901 0511494904
  • OCLC: 70065745

Publisher Description:

In the wake of the EU's biggest enlargement, this book explores the adaptation of the constitutions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for membership in the European Union. In response to the painful past, these new constitutions were notably closed to transfer of powers to international organizations, and accorded a prominent status to sovereignty and independence. A little more than a decade later, the process of amending these provisions in VIew of the transfer of sovereign powers to a supranational organization has proved a sensitive and controversial exercise. This book analyses the amendments against the background of comparative experience and theory of sovereignty, as well as the context of political sensitivities, such as rising euroscepticism ahead of accession referendums.

Main Contents

Overview of the accession process
Constitutional adaptations in the 'old' member states
Some idiosyncrasies of CEE constitutions
Constitutional issues in the pre-accession period
Revision of CEE constitutions for EU membership
Theoretical VIews of sovereignty and democratic legitimacy in CEE
Referendums
Membership of NATO and other international organizations
Role of constitutional courts
Implications of the European Constitution.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Table of cases
Table of treaties, laws and other instruments
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Introduction
1. Overview of the accession process
2. Constitutional adaptations in the 'old' member states
3. Some idiosyncrasies of CEE constitutions
4. Constitutional issues in the pre-accession period
5. Revision of CEE constitutions for EU membership
6. Theoretical VIews to sovereignty and democratic legitimacy in CEE
7. Referendums
8. Membership of NATO and other international organizations
9. Role of constitutional courts
10. Implications of the European Constitution
Epilogue
Bibliography
Appendix.

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