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Lo spirito polemico del diritto europeo Studio sulle ambizioni costituzionali dell’Unione
(2011)
  • Giuseppe Martinico
Abstract
According to many scholars, the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty and the disappointment caused by the contents of the Lisbon Treaty –- defined by Somek (2007) as a mere post-Constitutional Treaty – mark the failure of any possible constitutional ambition for the European Union (EU). This book aims at challenging this point both from a theoretical point of view – by describing the EU as an example of “evolutionary constitutionalism” – and a pragmatic one (i.e., looking at the functioning of concrete constitutional experiences). My idea is that the latest attempts at amending the EU treaties – the period of the “Conventions” – can be traced back to the genus of mega-constitutional politics and starting from this parallelism I argue that the so-called constitutional “failure” of the EU is actually a confirmation of the current constitutional nature of the EU rather than the proof of the impossibility of transplanting the constitutional discourse to the EU level.
Keywords
  • polemical constitutionalism,
  • constitutional conflicts,
  • European Constitution,
  • European Constitutional Law,
  • EU Law
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter 2011
Publisher
Aracne
Citation Information
Giuseppe Martinico. Lo spirito polemico del diritto europeo Studio sulle ambizioni costituzionali dell’Unione. Roma(2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/giuseppe_martinico/25/