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Title
Introduction: Constitutional dynamics of multi-level governance: indicators and hypotheses
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Abstract
At the moment of signing the early EU tTreaties, the founding mMember sStates were not aware of the long-term pervasive implications of EU membership. This pushed them to remove the constitutional obstacles or take special measures to ensure the efficient implementation of EU law at the national level. Over time they seem to have adjusted their constitutional strategy in the face of multi-level governance, following the raise of concerns regarding the legitimacy of that same law within national boundaries. In this introduction, we put forward a series of indicators and hypotheses aimed at investigating in a comparative way what we call the constitutional dynamics of multi-level governance, i.e. the dynamics resulting from the interaction among national constitutional actors when faced with the challenges and opportunities posed by EU law. We identify four main indicators (ratification of EU treatiesTreaties, judicial review of legislation, parliamentary scrutiny in EU affairs, and the role of subnational entities) and formulate four research hypotheses in search for of the contextual factors justifying the different constitutional approaches adopted by mMember sStates in regards toin regard to EU integration.
Language
English
Source (book)
EU law and national constitutions: the constitutional dynamics of multi-level governance / Nicotina, A. [edit.]; Popelier, P. [edit.], Bursens, P. edit.]
Source (series)
Comparative Constitutional Change
Publication
Londen : Routledge , 2024
ISBN
978-1-032-44257-0
Volume/pages
p. 1-10
UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 20.12.2023
Last edited 23.12.2023
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