Europe's Functional Constitution. A Theory of Constitutionalism beyond the State

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Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 
9780198759072

Constitutionalism has become a byword for legitimate government, but is it fated to lose its relevance as constitutional states relinquish power to international institutions? This book evaluates the extent to which constitutionalism, as an empirical idea and normative ideal, can be adapted to institutions beyond the state by surveying the sophisticated legal and political system of the European Union.

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