The Lisbon Treaty: A Legal and Political Analysis by Jean-Claude PirisThe Lisbon Treaty: A Legal and Political Analysis by Jean-Claude Piris

The Lisbon Treaty: A Legal and Political Analysis

byJean-Claude PirisForeword byAngela Merkel

Paperback | July 26, 2010

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Given the controversies and difficulties which preceded the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty, it is easy to forget that the Treaty is a complex legal document in need of detailed analysis for its impact to be fully understood. Jean-Claude Piris, the Director General of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union, provides such an analysis, looking at the historical and political contexts of the Treaty, its impact on the democratic framework of the EU and its provisions in relation to substantive law. Impartial legal analysis of the EU's functions, its powers and the treaties which govern it make this the seminal text on the most significant recent development in EU law.
Title:The Lisbon Treaty: A Legal and Political AnalysisFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:July 26, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521142342

ISBN - 13:9780521142342


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Origins and birth of the Treaty of Lisbon; 2. General provisions; 3. Democracy; 4. Fundamental rights; 5. Freedom, security and justice; 6. Institutions; 7. External affairs; 8. Financial, economic, social and other internal affairs; 9. Conclusion: the Treaty of Lisbon and beyond; 10. Annexes.

Editorial Reviews

'... Jean-Claude Piris is Europe's leading expert on the Lisbon treaty and its predecessors ... and his latest book gives a masterful exposition of how Lisbon came into being ...' Financial Times