European Constitutional Identity?

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Show simple item record SADURSKI, Wojciech 2006-12-06T08:26:49Z 2006-12-06T08:26:49Z 2006
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dc.description.abstract The language of common European constitutional identity is distinguishable from that of common European constitutional traditions in that the former does not focus so centrally on the past, and is independent of the legal doctrinal language of the EU law. When discussing constitutional identity, there are, in particular, the following four questions which deserve to be addressed: (1) What are we doing when we are “constructing” the European constitutional identity; what are the features of the interpretation leading to such a construction? (2) What values/ideals/principles are a part of our constitutional identity? (3) How does European constitutional identity relate to the specific constitutional identities of European nation-states? (4) What is the relationship between the discourse about political integration within the EU and the existence of European CI, as separate from, and paramount to, identities of member states? On that last issue it is submitted that there is no simple connection between ascertaining the dominant identity at a particular level and the implications for the division of authority between the European and national levels within the EU. en
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dc.publisher European University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI LAW en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2006/33 en
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dc.subject European identity en
dc.subject democracy en
dc.subject minorities en
dc.subject human rights en
dc.subject constitutionalism en
dc.title European Constitutional Identity? en
dc.type Working Paper en
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