The long quest for identity : political identity and fundamental rights protection in the European Union
- Bern : Peter Lang, 
- Physical description
- 239 pages ; 23 cm.
- Lisbon philosophical studies ; v. 4.
KJE4445 .L655 2013
- Unknown KJE4445 .L655 2013
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Introduction: Constitutionalising the EU : a story of the past? / Gabriele De Angelis
- Vitangelo Moscarda's Syndrome : the Charter of Fundamental Rights and European constitutionalization / Paulo Barcelos
- The European identity in the proceedings of the European Parliament : cultural frames and political processes / Emma De Angelis
- Enhancing fundamental rights control in Europe : the European Parliament's scrutiny of member states / Gabriele De Angelis
- Multi-level rights protection in the European Union : the sub-national dimension / Justus Schönlau
- Legal certainty in Europe : legal pluralism and argumentative practices of the European Court of Justice / Giovanni Damele
- The unbearable lightness of fundamental rights in the European are of freedom, security, and justice / Teresa Bravo
- Judicial function in context : contextualising "judicial activism" in the US Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice / Teresa Violante
- The Charter of Fundamental Rights after its first decade : legal impact and political consequences : a conversation / with Miguel Poiares Maduro.
- Publisher's Summary
- The constitutionalisation of the European Union has been a major goal of European politics from the late 1980s until recently. It is supposed to enhance the citizens' feeling of belonging and give the Union a clearer political identity and legitimacy. The current euro-crisis seems to have stopped the pursuit of an ever closer and constitutionalised Union. National interests and intergovernmental bargaining are now at the centre of European business. While we wonder what will become of the European constitutional project, it remains worthwhile to cast additional light onto what it was supposed to be until recently and how it changed the institutional face of the Union. This volume does so by analysing the political and legal facets of constitutionalisation. Contributions delve into the debates that marked the evolution of the constitutionalisation project and its overall institutional consequences, and focus on fundamental rights protection, the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, legal conflicts between the European Court of Justice and national constitutional courts, and the legal and political balance of power between EU institutions and national authorities with regard to the defence of fundamental rights and the rule of law.
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- Publication date
- Gabriele De Angelis & Paulo Barcelos (eds.).
- Lisbon philosophical studies uses of language in interdisciplinary fields, 1663-7674 ; vol. 4