Policy-making processes and the European Constitution : a comparative study of member states and accession countries

Policy-making processes and the European Constitution : a comparative study of member states and accession countries

Policy-making processes and the European Constitution : a comparative study of member states and accession countries

Law of Europe > Regional organization and integration (Europe) > The European Communities. Community law > Organization law. Constitution of the European Communities > Intergovernmental (Internal) relations. Community and member nations > Constitutional aspects of political integration

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Thomas König, Simon Hug
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, ©2006
  • Publication Type (Medium): Aufsatzsammlung
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Routledge/ECPR studies in European political science, 46.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawlegal.eu/policy-making-processes-and-the-european-constitution-a-comparative-study-of-member-states-and-accession-countries/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XX, 306 pages : ILlustrations ; 24 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Policy-making processes and the European Constitution : a comparative study of member states and accession countries is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Responsable Person: edited by Thomas Ko?nig and Simon Hug.
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Copyright Date: 2006
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 19 editions
  • First edition Date: 2006
  • Last edition Date: 2011
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KJE5076
  • Dewey Code: 342.24
  • ISBN: 9780415385077 0415385075
  • OCLC: 62330875

Main Contents

The European Convention and the Rome and Brussels IGCs : a veto players analysis / George Tsebelis
The European Convention : consensus without unity? / Thomas Ke?onig, Andreas Warntjen and Simone Burkhart
Austria : the coordination of the national position regarding the Constitution / Christine Arnold and Annemieke Burmeister
Belgium, the Convention and the IGC : consensus and coalition politics / Christophe Crombez and Jan Lebbe
Cyprus : under the shadow of the inter-communal conflict / Spyros Blavoukos and George Pagoulatos
The Czech Republic : sitting on the fence / Tobias Schulz and Martina Chabreckova
Denmark : the Nordic Model as an effort to bridge elite Euro-optimism and popular Euro-skepticism / Hartmut Lenz and Han Dorussen
Estonia : a single voice in Europe's intergovernmental bargaining / Daniel Finke
Finland : centralized consensus on EU constitution building / Daniel Finke and Thomas Ko?nig
France : The President takes all / Tobias Schulz
Germany : the promoter of European integration? / Stephanie Daimer and Thomas Ko?nig
Greece : overcoming negative stereotyping / George Pagoulatos and Spyros Blavoukos
Hungary : united in support, divided by borders / Anna Gwiazda and Kenneth Benoit
Ireland : pragmatism and the EU constitution / Anna Gwiazda
Italy : the presidency at work? / Tobias Schulz
Latvia and the EU constitution : a pragmatic “yes” / Stephanie Daimer
Lithuania : a priority for Europe / Stephanie Daimer
Luxembourg, the Convention and the IGC : consensus and concern for its economy / Christophe Crombez and Jan Lebbe
Malta : the importance of being unimportant / Spyros Blavoukos
The Netherlands : domestic preference formation on the European Constitution / Christine Arnold, Madeleine O. Hosli and Paul Pennings
Poland : the struggle for Nice / Anna Gwiazda
Portugal : quest for a new role / Spyros Blavoukos and George Pagoulatos
Slovakia : avoiding conflict to secure stability / Tobias Schulz and Martina Chabreckova
Slovenia : consensus, integration and the protection of identity / Giacomo Benedetto
Spain : preference formation and European constitution building / Raj S. Chari and Alfonso Egea-de Haro
Sweden's “third way” toward the EU constitution : promoting social policies and safeguarding neutrality / Hartmut Lenz and Han Dorussen
The United Kingdom : position taking and the protection of red lines / Giacomo Benedetto
The Commission, the Convention and the IGC : consensus and concern for its role / Christophe Crombez and Jan Lebbe
The European Parliament : consensus and coordination for enhanced powers / Giacomo Benedetto.

Summary Note

Presents fresh data documenting and analyzing the different positions taken by governments in the development of the European Constitution. This book examines how such decisions have substantial effects on the sovereignty of nation states and on the lives of citizens, independent of the ratification of a constitution.

Table of Contents

List of tables V
List of figures IX
About the authors XI
List of abbreviations XV
INTRODUCTION 1
Policy–making Processes and the European Constitution:
A Comparative Study of Member States and Accession Countries
Thomas K¿nig and Simon Hug
1 The European Convention and the Rome and Brussels IGCs: 16
A Veto Players Analysis
George Tsebelis
2 The European Convention: Consensus without Unity? 40
Thomas K¿nig, Andreas Warntjen, Simone Burkhart
3 The Coordination of Austria?s National Position regarding the Constitution 57
Christine Arnold and Annemieke Burmeister
4 Belgium, the Convention and the IGC: Consensus and Coalition Politics 70
Christophe Crombez and Jan Lebbe
5 Cyprus: Under the Shadow of the Inter–Communal Conflict 83
Spyros Blavoukos and George Pagoulatos
6 The Czech Republic: Sitting on the Fence 97
Tobias Schulz and Martina Chabreckova
7 Denmark: The Nordic Model as an Effort to Bridge Elite Euro–Optimism 110
and Popular Euro–Skepticism
Hartmut Lenz and Han Dorussen
8 Estonia: A Single Voice in Europe?s Intergovernmental Bargaining 122
Daniel Finke
9 Finland: Centralized Consensus on EU Constitution Building 135
Daniel Finke and Thomas K¿nig
10 France: The President takes all 147
Tobias Schulz
11 Germany: The Promoter of European Integration? 161
Stephanie Daimer and Thomas K¿nig
12 Greece: Overcoming Negative Stereotyping 172
George Pagoulatos and Spyros Blavoukos
13 Hungary: United in Support, Divided by Borders 185
Anna Gwiazda and Kenneth Benoit
14 Ireland: Pragmatism and the EU Constitution 199
Anna Gwiazda
15 Italy: The Presidency at Work? 212
Tobias Schulz
16 Latvia and the EU Constitution: A Pragmatic ?Yes? 225
Stephanie Daimer
17 Lithuania: A Priority for Europe 238
Stephanie Daimer
18 Luxembourg, the Convention and the IGC: Consensus and Concern 250
for Its Economy
Christophe Crombez and Jan Lebbe
19 Malta: the Importance of Being Unimportant 261
Spyros Blavoukos
20 Domestic Preference Formation in the Netherlands on the European 274
Constitution
Christine Arnold, Madeleine O. Hosli, Paul Pennings
21 Poland: the Struggle for Nice 285
Anna Gwiazda
22 Portugal: in Quest for a New Role 299
Spyros Blavoukos and George Pagoulatos
23 Slovakia: Avoiding Conflict to Secure Stability 312
Tobias Schulz and Martina Chabreckova
24 Position Taking and Coordination Processes of the Government of the 324
Republic of Slovenia
Giacomo Benedetto
25 Preference Formation and European Constitution–Building: The Spanish 336
Perspective
Raj S. Chari and Alfonso Egea–de Haro
26 The ?Third Way? of Sweden Towards the European Constitution: 349
Promoting Social Policies and Safeguarding Neutrality
Hartmut Lenz and Han Dorussen
27 Position Taking and Coordination Processes of the Government of the 361
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Giacomo Benedetto
28 The Commission, the Convention and the IGC: Consensus and Concern 375
for Its Role
Christophe Crombez and Jan Lebbe
29 Position Taking and Coordination Processes of the European Parliament 386
Giacomo Benedetto
30 Conclusion 401
Simon Hug and Thomas K¿nig
ANNEX: The Measure of Adapted Coherence for the Evaluation of Experts 419
BIBLIOGRAPHY 420
Official Documents, Databases, Press Sources
INDEX

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