Webpages tagged with « Constitution for Europe»

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper discusses the inherent problems of political engineering through constitutionmaking. It is argued that conflict is often easier to contain in routine politics than at constitutional moments. How, then, does process inflict on inflict on visions and ideas when attempting to create a viable constitutional entity?

ARENA Working Paper 23/2002 (dwt)

Johan P. Olsen

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper takes as point of departure the argued case for a European constitution implementing social as well as fundamental human rights. It discusses further what effects could and should follow from a formalization of social rights in the EU.

ARENA Working Paper 32/2002 (html)

Agustín José Menéndez

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper assesses the preliminary achievements as well as the potential of the Convention installed to draw a framework for the future of the European Union.

ARENA Working Paper 04/2003 (pdf)

Ben Crum

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper examines challenges and opportunities linked to democratisaton by constitutionalisation, drawing parrallels between the emerging European polity and experience from comparable entities such as Canada.

ARENA Working Paper 10/2006 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

What kind of democracy is required to mend the EU's legitimacy deficit? This paper discusses the merits of different models of deliberative democracy, looking in particular on the criteria for legitimate constitutional discourse.

ARENA Working Paper 08/2006 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

Does the process towards an EU constitution amount to Europe's constitutional moment? This paper discusses the Convention and ensuing debates in the light of normative political theory.

ARENA Working Paper 18/2005 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

What are the merits of the EU's attempts to forge a constituency? This paper sheds light on the development of a European public sphere by presenting a framework where constituency and polity building are seen to interact, tangibly illustrated in the constitution process.

ARENA Working Paper 19/2005 (pdf)

John Erik Fossum and Hans-Jörg Trenz

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:52 AM

This paper is on whether the parameters of power politics in Europe are changing and whether the EU can be described as a cosmopolitan polity in the making. In other words: Is it the case that the popular sovereignty principe must yield to fundamental human rights?

ARENA Working Paper 09/2005 (pdf)

Erik Oddvar Eriksen