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dc.contributor.authorWALKER, Neil
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-06T12:54:53Z
dc.date.available2007-06-06T12:54:53Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.issn1725-6739
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/6864
dc.description.abstractThis paper sets out to examine the prospects for EU constitutionalism in the light of the protracted and perhaps insuperable difficulties surrounding the ratification of the 2004 Constitutional Treaty. It argues that these difficulties simply reinforce the need for thinking about the EU's constitutional settlement in non 'finalist' terms. The EU polity has always been and remains dynamic and open-ended, and so the attempt to 'contain' it within a final settlement is probably in practice misconceived, as well as leading to deep disagreement about the terms of any such purported final agreement. The constitutional idea remains a powerful one - a key way for the European polity to think about itself seriously as collective project rather than the sum of it various national parts - provided the association of constitutional thought and method with finalité is broken.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI LAWen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2007/16en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectEuropean Conventionen
dc.subjectTreaty reformen
dc.subjectconstitutional changeen
dc.subjectconstitution buildingen
dc.subjectreferendumen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.titleAfter finalité? The Future of the European Constitutional Ideaen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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