Routledge advances in European politics ; 92.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -200) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction : a neglected stage in EU constitutional politics 2. EU ratification rules : origin and permanence 3. Procedures and actors in ratification : who participates and how 4. Referendums on ratification : why convene them? 5. Successful ratifications (1951-2009) : political strategies at work 6. Successful ratification with partial defection : Maastricht, Nice and Lisbon (strategies for bringing laggards back in) 7. Ratification failures : the EDC (1954) and the EU Constitution (2005) 8. Conclusion : the politics of ratification under unanimity.