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European decision-makers point to flexible relationships with the EU as a way to maintain their countries’ independence and autonomy. New research from ARENA suggests that political differentiation might in fact lead to the opposite, which does not bode well for the UK after Brexit.
This paper examines the constitutional system of the European Union, and how it has radically been called into question by the euro crisis. Fabbrini argues that the EU has entered a constitutional conundrum, and that a paradigm shift is required in order to escape from it.
The paper critically examines the democratic theory that informs the German Federal Constitutional Court’s Lisbon Treaty ruling, and argues that the ruling and the justification speak to several – distinctly different – models of democracy.
Erik Oddvar Eriksen and John Erik Fossum