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EU Constitutionalism in the State Constitutional Tradition


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  • Neil Walker
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    This paper sets out to examine whether and on what basis it is possible to 'carry over' the state constitutional tradition to the European Union context. It makes a case for a context-transcending five-dimensional conception of constitutionalism, embracing legal order, political system, self-authorization, societal integration and political reflexivity. It argues that the EU presently possesses a truncated constitutionalism in which only the first two dimensions are well-developed, and that its long-term legitimacy depends upon the fuller development of the last three dimensions- whether or not in the form of a documentary Constitution.

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    Paper provided by European University Institute (EUI), Department of Law in its series EUI-LAW Working Papers with number 21.

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    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:erp:euilaw:p0056

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