TITLE

The European Constitution: sovereignty, legitimacy and constituent power

AUTHOR(S)
Larsen, Signe
PUB. DATE
December 2014
SOURCE
Nordicum-Mediterraneum;2014, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A conference paper about the legitimation crisis of European integration resulting from the European Union's (EU) constitutional failure of 2004 is presented. It states that Constitutional Treaty of the EU failed in 2004 after it was rejected by the French and Dutch electorates, and the EU came under a legitimation crisis. It is stated that unclearness of sovereignty was one of the most fundamental political problems of the EU that resulted in its constitutional failure.
ACCESSION #
96997046

 

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