Book 2006

Spreading Democracy and the Rule of Law?

The Impact of EU Enlargement on the Rule of Law, Democracy and Constitutionalism in Post-Communist Legal Orders


ISBN: 978-1-4020-3841-9 (Print) 978-1-4020-3842-6 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-24


  3. Democratic Institutions and Practices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25

    2. Chapter

      Pages 27-49

      EU Enlargement and Democracy in New Member States

    3. Chapter

      Pages 51-71

      The Eastern EU Enlargement and the Janus-headed Nature of the Constitutional Treaty

    4. Chapter

      Pages 73-96

      A Problem of their Own, Solutions of their Own: CEE Jurisdictions and the Problems of Lustration and Retroactivity

    5. Chapter

      Pages 97-119

      Citizens and Foreigners in the Enlarged Europe

    6. Chapter

      Pages 121-147

      Sub-National Governance in Central and Eastern Europe: Between Transition and Europeanization

    7. Chapter

      Pages 149-171

      The Copenhagen Criteria and the Evolution of Popular Consent to EU Norms: From Legality to Normative Justifiability in Poland and the Czech Republic

  4. Constitutionalism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

    2. Chapter

      Pages 175-192

      Becoming “Europeans”: The Impact of EU “Constitutionalism” on Post-Communist Pre-Modernity

    3. Chapter

      Pages 193-218

      Happy Returns to Europe? The Union’s Identity, Constitution-Making, and its Impact on the Central European Accession States

    4. Chapter

      Pages 219-235

      An Evolutionary Approach to the Constitutionalism of an Enlarged EU: Why will Cognitive and Cultural Boundaries Matter?

    5. Chapter

      Pages 237-261

      Constitutional Tolerance and EU Enlargement: The Politics of Dissent?

    6. Chapter

      Pages 263-280

      Europeanization Through Judicial Activism? The Hungarian Constitutional Court’s Legitimacy and the “Return to Europe”

  5. The Rule of Law

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 281-281

    2. Chapter

      Pages 283-297

      Barbarians ante portas or the Post-Communist Rule of Law in Post-Democratic European Union

    3. Chapter

      Pages 299-311

      Transformation and Integration of Legal Cultures and Discourses—Poland

    4. Chapter

      Pages 313-334

      EU Enlargement and the Constitutional Principle of Judicial Independence

    5. Chapter

      Pages 335-356

      Post-Communist Legal Orders and the Roma: Some Implications for EU Enlargement

    6. Chapter

      Pages 357-378

      A Europe of Variable Geometry: Still a Winning Model?

  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 379-379

    2. Chapter

      Pages 381-390

      Conclusions: The Adhesion of New Member States to the European Union and the European Constitution