Constitutional change through euro-crisis law
Title: Constitutional change through euro-crisis law
Citation: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Constitutional change through euro-crisis law contains a comparative constitutional analysis of the impact of a very broad range of euro-crisis law instruments on the EU and national constitutions. It covers contrasting assessments of the impact of euro-crisis law on national parliaments, various types of criticism on the EU economic governance framework, different views on what is needed to improve the multilevel system of economic governance, and valuable insights into the nature of emergency discourse in the legislative arena and of the spillover from the political to the judicial sphere. In addition, it deals with how bailout countries, even if part of the same group of euro area Member States subject to a programme, have reacted differently to the crisis.
Table of Contents:
-- 1. Constitutional change through euro-crisis law: taking stock, new perspectives and looking ahead (Beukers, De Witte, Kilpatrick) -- Part I. The Reconstructing the European Space for Economic Governance -- 2. The European fiscal consolidation legal framework: its impact on national fiscal constitutions and parliamentary democracy (Ruiz Almendral) -- 3. A multi-level playing field for economic policy-making: does EU economic governance have impact? (Leino, Salminen) -- 4. Creation and reform of independent fiscal institutions in EU member states: incomplete and insufﬁcient work in progress? (Fromage) -- 5. Differentiated integration from the perspective of non-euro area member states (Beukers, Van der Sluis) -- Part II. National Constitutional Manifestations of Economic Emergency -- 6. Greece: constitutional deconstruction and the loss of national sovereignty (Marketou) -- 7. Spain: dealing with the economic emergency through constitutional reform and limited parliamentary intervention (Diez Sanchez) -- 8. Constitutional change through emergency decrees: the abolition of provinces in Italy (Pierdominici) -- 9. Ireland: traditional procedures adapted for economic emergency (Coutts) -- Part III. Constitutional judicial challenges to euro-crisis law -- 10. Legitimacy through adjudication: the ESM treaty and the fiscal compact before the National Courts (Reestman) -- 11. Constitutions, social rights and sovereign debt states in europe: a challenging new area of constitutional inquiry (Kilpatrick)