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National Constitutions in the Era of Integration - Antero Jyranki

National Constitutions in the Era of Integration

By: Antero Jyranki (Editor)

Hardcover Published: February 1999
ISBN: 9789041196965
Number Of Pages: 204

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Constitutionalists have not been eager to deal with the legal structures and problems of the European integration process from the viewpoint of the nation-state and have often surrendered the treatment of these issues to Community law experts. National Constitutions in the Era of Integration is an exception. The varied contributions in this work offer a rare presentation of different nation-state constitutional approaches to the problems of European integration. National Constitutions in the Era of Integration covers a number of diverse nation-state constitutional approaches to the phenomenon of integration and various integration processes in the contemporary world. Topics of particular focus include: the formation of supranational and federal structures; the relationship and differences between these two kinds of structures and a possible conflict between them; and the problems of European integration.The International Association of Constitutional Law organised a Round Table Conference in Turku, Finland in May 1997 on the theme of this book. The contributions comprise the updated papers delivered at the Turku Round Table.Its wholly unique look at the subject of integration, its broad range of contributors, and its thematic core make National Constitutions in the Era of Integration an important and informative work for scholars and teachers of constitutional law, national legislators and government officials, and European Union bureaucrats.

Introductionp. 1
Constitution Making and the Legitimacy of the Constitutionp. 9
A propos Constituent Power: Some General Views in a Modern Contextp. 31
The Influence of Contemporary International Law on the Exercise of Constituent Powerp. 45
Transferring Powers of a Nation-State to International Organisations: The Doctrine of Sovereignty Revisitedp. 61
Denmark's Maastricht Ratification Case: The Constitutional Dimensionp. 87
Why We Should Not Take Sovereignty Too Seriouslyp. 113
Understanding Federalismp. 127
The Nation-State Federalism and European Integration - Two Different Strategies of Diversities Accommodation?p. 151
Unity of the Legal System or Legal Pluralism: The Stufenbau Doctrine in Present-Day Europep. 163
Federal States in Federal Europe: The German Lander and Problems of European Integrationp. 175
Conclusionsp. 198
Bibliographyp. 199
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ISBN: 9789041196965
ISBN-10: 904119696X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: February 1999
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.49