Federalism in the European Union

edited by Elke Cloots, Geert De Baere and Stefan Sottiaux

This edited volume aims to reveal the Janus-faced character of federalism in the European Union. Federalism appears in two main forms in the EU. On the one hand, numerous formerly unitary Member States have embarked on a path towards a (quasi-)federal governance structure. On the other hand, the EU itself is sometimes qualified as a federal system. Significantly, the concept of federalism has a very different, even opposite, connotation in both contexts. When associated with Member State reform, federalism is regarded as a technique for accommodating autonomy claims of sub-state nations. By contrast, when federalism is used as a label for the EU itself, it is conceived as a far-reaching way of integrating the nations of Europe. This dual appearance of federalism in the EU context is central to the structure of the book. The first collection of essays addresses the question whether the EU may be described as a federal system, and whether it can learn from existing federations. In the second set of contributions, the attention shifts to domestic federalisation processes, more particularly to the impact of these processes on EU law and vice versa.

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  • Introduction: Federalism's Janus Face Elke Cloots, Geert De Baere and Stefan Sottiaux PART I: FEDERALISM IN THE EU'S CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE 1. EU Federalism in 3-D Koen Lenaerts 2. Federalism and Jurisdiction Pavlos Eleftheriadis 3. Federalism, the EU and International Law: On the Possible (and Necessary) Role of Subsidiarity in Legitimate Multilevel Trade Governance Alexia Herwig 4. The Court of Justice as a Federal Constitutional Court: A Comparative Perspective Monica Claes and Maartje de Visser 5. The Dual System of Rights Protection in the European Union in Light of US Federalism Aida Torres Perez 6. Federalism and International Relations in the European Union and the United States: A Comparative Outlook Geert De Baere and Kathleen Gutman PART II: EU LAW AND MEMBER STATE FEDERALISM 7. European Ties that Bind: Political or Cultural? Helder De Schutter 8. Does EU Decision-Making Take into Account Regional Interests? Piet Van Nuffel 9. The Role of Sub-State Entities in the EU Decision-Making Processes: A Comparative Constitutional Law Approach Nikos Skoutaris 10. Autonomous Constitutional Regions in a Federal Europe Joxerramon Bengoetxea 11. The European Court of Justice and the Devolution of Taxation Powers Suzanne Kingston 12. The Impact of EU Law on the Devolution of Social Powers in the Member States Herwig Verschueren 13. EU Law and Language Regulation in (Quasi-)Federal Member States Elke Cloots and Stefan Sottiaux 14. The European Court of Justice and Member State Federalism: Balancing or Categorisation? Elke Cloots 15. The Impact of 'Regional Blindness' on the Italian Regional State Giuseppe Martinico 16. The Spanish State Structure and EU Law: The View of the Spanish Constitutional Court Maite Zelaia Garagarza 17. Economic and Monetary Union: Caught between Brussels and Luxembourg? The Influence of EU Law on Belgian Federalism Case Law Stef Feyen

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書名 Federalism in the European Union
著作者等 Baere, Geert de
Cloots, Elke
Sottiaux, Stefan
Baere Geert De
書名別名 Federalism in the EU
シリーズ名 Modern studies in European law
出版元 Hart Pub.
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 xxiv, 414 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781849462426
NCID BB10439362
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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