Constitutional Change through Euro-Crisis Law

Constitutional Change through Euro-Crisis Law


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Constitutional Change through Euro-Crisis Law contains a comparative constitutional analysis of the impact of a very broad range of euro-crisis law instruments on the EU and national constitutions. It covers contrasting assessments of the impact of euro-crisis law on national parliaments, various types of criticism on the EU economic governance framework, different views on what is needed to improve the multilevel system of economic governance, and valuable insights into the nature of emergency discourse in the legislative arena and of the spillover from the political to the judicial sphere. In addition, it deals with how bailout countries, even if part of the same group of euro area Member States subject to a programme, have reacted differently to the crisis.

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ISBN-13: 9781107184497
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/06/2017
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Thomas Beukers is Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence and Senior Legal Advisor for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2013, he was selected as outstanding young researcher to present at the 50th Anniversary Jubilee Conference of the Common Market Law Review. He is Editor of the European Constitutional Law Review.

Bruno de Witte was Professor of European Law at Maastricht University from 1989–2000 and at the European University Institute, Florence from 2000–10. He currently combines part-time positions at both of these institutions. His main areas of research include constitutional reform and treaty revision in the European Union, protection of fundamental rights in Europe, and decision-making and legal instruments of EU law.

Claire Kilpatrick is Professor of International European and Social Law at the European University Institute, Florence and Co-Director of the Academy of European Law. Her interests lie mainly in the law and policy construction of social Europe. Her interest in free movement and social Europe stems particularly from new developments sparked by enlargement and challenges posed by Brexit. She is a member of the Editorial Board for the Industrial Law Journal and the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

Table of Contents

1. Constitutional change through Euro-crisis law: taking stock, new perspectives and looking ahead Thomas Beukers, Bruno de Witte and Claire Kilpatrick; Part I. Reconstructing the European Space for Economic Governance: 2. The European fiscal consolidation legal framework: its impact on national fiscal constitutions and parliamentary democracy Violeta Ruiz Almendral; 3. A multi-level playing field for economic policy-making: does EU economic governance have impact? Päivi Leino and Janne Salminen; 4. Creation and reform of independent fiscal institutions in EU member states: incomplete and insufficient work in progress? Diane Fromage; 5. Differentiated integration from the perspective of non-Euro area member states Thomas Beukers and Marijn van der Sluis; Part II. National Constitutional Manifestations of Economic Emergency: 6. Greece: constitutional deconstruction and the loss of national sovereignty Afroditi Marketou; 7. Spain: dealing with the economic emergency through constitutional reform and limited parliamentary intervention Leticia Díez-Sanchez; 8. Constitutional change through emergency decrees: the abolition of provinces in Italy Leonardo Pierdominici; 9. Ireland: traditional procedures adapted for economic emergency Stephen Coutts; Part III. Constitutional Judicial Challenges to Euro-Crisis Law: 10. Legitimacy through adjudication: the ESM treaty and the fiscal compact before the national courts Jan-Herman Reestman; 11. Constitutions, social rights and sovereign debt states in Europe: a challenging new area of constitutional inquiry Claire Kilpatrick.

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