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Constitutions, constitutionalism, and the European Union

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The institutional reforms of the EU, coupled with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, have fuelled the debate about a European Constitution. This paper begins by examining the nature of constitutions and constitutionalism. The focus then turns to the EU itself. It is argued that the Community has indeed been transformed into a constitutional legal order, and that the arguments to the contrary are not convincing. This does not however mean that the EU has, or should have, a European Constitu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1468-0386.00124

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
European Law Journal Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
125-150
Publication date:
2001-06-05
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EISSN:
1468-0386
ISSN:
1351-5993
URN:
uuid:db7b1528-3684-45a7-95d7-f9142d0ec149
Local pid:
ora:3647
Language:
English
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