ECLN Conference Sofia 2008

Ceci n'est pas une Constitution - Constitutionalisation without a Constitution?



All contributions are published by NOMOS Verlag,
Baden-Baden, Germany.
ISBN 978-3-8329-4132-1


Here you find all the contributions as they appear in the book.


cite as:

Author: "Title", in: Ingolf Pernice/ Evgeni Tanchev (eds.):
Ceci n'est pas une Constitution - Constitutionalisation without a Constitution?
(Nomos 2009)



Introduction: Multilevel Constitutionalism in Action                                                       
Ingolf Pernice                                                                                                                            

Part I. Typological and Methodological Foundations                                                   

The Lisbon Treaty within and without Constitutional Orthodoxy                              
Evgeni Tanchev                                                                                                                         

The Reform’s Typology: Treaty or Constitution?                                                         
Stefan Griller                                                                                                                             

The Treaty of Lisbon - After all another Step towards a European Constitution?   
Ana Maria Guerra Martins                                                                                                     

The Sedimentary European Constitution - The Future of ‘Constitutionalisation’ without a Constitution       
Deirdre Curtin                                                                                                                           


Part II. Basic Fundaments of the European Legal Order

The Detailed Mandate and the Future Methods of Interpretation of the Treaties   
Paul Craig                                                                                                                                  

Primacy of the EU Law in the National Constitutional Space – (reflections)           
Emilia Drumeva                                                                                                                   

The constitutional development of citizenship in the EU context: with or without the Treaty of Lisbon         
Jo Shaw                                                                                                                                       

The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU: Community of values with Opt-Out ?                   
Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochère                                                                                          

Part III. Institutional Changes and Challenges: National Parliaments

National Parliaments and the Principle of Subsidiarity - Legal Options and Practical Limits             
Jean-Victor Louis                                                                                                                      

National parliaments and subsidiarity: An outsider’s view                                       
George A. Bermann                                                                                                                   

Part IV. Major Changes in Policy Fields

The criminal cooperation within the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice under the Treaty of Lisbon        
Jirí Zemánek                                                                                                                               

External Action under the Lisbon Treaty                                                                       
Christine Kaddous                                                                                                                    

Part V. Ratification and Future Amendments                                                              

Amendment Procedure and the Future Importance of the Convention                  
Arthur Benz                                                                                                                                 

Lisbon and the Quest for the European Public: Let Elections do some of the Work       
Tom Eijsbouts                                                                                                                             

Balancing Free Market and Fundamental Rights in a Post-Communist European State – A Mission Impossible?       
Siniša Rodin                                                                                                                               


The Constitutional Paradigm revisited. Looking at the Lisbon Treaty with the eyes of Magritte.     
Mattias Wendel, Martin Belov and Miroslav Angelov       


Conference Programme

List of Contributors



complete document (PDF)                                  



Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf Pernice
European Constitutional Law Network (ECLN)

c/o Humboldt University Berlin
Walter Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law
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