Designing the European Union: From Paris to Lisbon

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

EditorFinn Laursen

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This book has chapters on all the treaties establishing the European Communities in the 1950s as well as subsequent treaties reforming these community treaties (Merger Treaty, Budget Treaties, and the Single European Act) followed by chapters on the Maastricht Treaty establishing the European Union in 1993 and subsequent amendments thereof through the Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon treaties. The authors are all established and well-known scholars of European integration.The book thus traces the 'constitutional' foundation of the European Union (EU) over time and analyses these development from a comparative perspective: who were the main actors, what were their preferences and which institutions did they design to deal with common problems and challenges? Despite the rejection of the proposed Constitutional Treaty in referendums in France and the Netherlands in 2005 the 'constitutionalization' of the EU has continued. The book tries to answer both the 'how' and 'why' questions of this fascinating process.

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This book has chapters on all the treaties establishing the European Communities in the 1950s as well as subsequent treaties reforming these community treaties (Merger Treaty, Budget Treaties, and the Single European Act) followed by chapters on the Maastricht Treaty establishing the European Union in 1993 and subsequent amendments th...

Finn Laursen is Canada Research Chair in European Union Studies, Director of EU Centre of Excellence (EUCE) and Professor of Political Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 10.84 × 5.7 × 1.16 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230367763

ISBN - 13:9780230367760

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: On the Study of EU Treaties and Treaty Reforms; F.Laursen
The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Defence Community (EDC) Treaties of Paris; I.Glockner & B.Rittberger
All Roads Lead to Rome: Background, Content and Legacy of the European Economic and Atomic Energy Communities; J.Roy
The 1965 Merger Treaty: The First Reform of the Founding European Community Treaties; F.Laursen
The 1970 and 1975 Budget Treaties: Enhancing the Democratic Architecture of the Community; A-C.L.Knudsen
The Single European Act: Revitalizing European Integration; D.Dinan
The Treaty of Maastricht: Designing the European Union; C.Mazzucelli
The Amsterdam Treaty: Modest Reforms; S.Vanhoonacker
The Treaty of Nice: The Inadequate Preparation of Enlargement; F.Laursen
The Constitutional Treaty: The Failed Formal Constitutionalization; D.Beach
The Treaty of Lisbon: Constitutional Treaty, Episode II; J.Ziller
Conclusions: So What do we Know about EU Treaties and their Reforms? And Where may we be Going?; F.Laursen