The transformation of EU treaty making : the rise of parliaments, referendums and courts since 1950 / Dermot Hodson, Birbeck College, University of London ; Imelda Maher, University College Dublin.
xx, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781107112155 hardcover 110711215X hardcover 9781108655668 (PDF ebook)
Cambridge studies in European law and policy.
Treaty making is a site of struggle between those who claim the authority to speak and act on the international stage. The European Union (EU) is an important test case in this respect because the manner in which the Union and its member states make treaties has shifted significantly over the last six decades. Drawing insights from EU law, comparative constitutionalism and international relations, this book shows how and why parliaments, the people and courts have entered a domain once dominated by governments. It presents qualitative and quantitative evidence on the importance of public trust and political tactics in explaining this transformation of EU treaty making and challenges the idea that EU treaties are too rigid. Analysing legal developments in the EU and each of its member states, this will be essential reading for those who wish to understand the EU's controversial experiment in treaty making and its wider significance.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-320) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Two level games, two level legitimacy and EU treaties EU treaty making and the partial eclipse of the IGC The rise of parliaments in EU treaty making The rise of referendums in EU treaty making The rise of higher courts in EU treaty making Explaining the transformation of EU treaty making How changing rules and norms have shaped EU treaty making Eight ideas for reforming EU treaty making The future of treaty making.
KJE4445 .H635 2018
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Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.