The Europe of the Regions from Maastricht to Nice
AbstractThe project of constitutionalising European Union politics took off in the aftermath of the Maastricht Treaty. The new institutional and policy initiatives agreed at Maastricht confirmed that the EU was taking on more and more attributes of a full-fledged polity, and supported the argument that - like a full-fledged polity - it required a more systematic statement of its fundamental aims and rules than the patchwork of treaties on which it was founded. The subsequent problems a sceptical public opinion in Denmark, France, and the UK created for the Treaty ratification process added grist to this mill: if the ratification problems were to be understood as a condemnation of the remoteness of the EU to the average citizen, then a constitution-making debate clarifying rights, representation and redress could launch a process of reengagement of the citizen with 'Europe'.
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Amsterdam Treaty; Maastricht Treaty; Committee of Regions; European law;
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