The Making of a European Constitution

Dynamics and Limits of the Convention Experience

  • Editors
  • Sonja Puntscher Riekmann
  • Wolfgang Wessels

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. European Constitutionalism at the Crossroads

    1. Sonja Puntscher Riekmann, Wolfgang Wessels
      Pages 7-31
  3. The Making of a European Constitution: Processes and Methods

  4. The Making of a European Constitution: Influences and Perceptions

About this book


The aim of this publication is an analysis of the process of European constitutionalisation and its entanglement with relevant national discourses. Thus, national constitutional traditions in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom are evaluated with regard to the positions of the respective national representatives in the European Convention. Interviews with Members of National Parliaments and of the European Parliament as well as a content analysis of the debate on the future of Europe in print media form the empirical basis of this study.


European Convention European Parliament European constitution Lissabon-Kompromis Parliament Wolfgang Wessels

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