Item description for The EUropean Constitution by Jacques Ziller...
Although, until very recently, the word constitution was noticeably absent from the EU's political vocabulary, this formerly taboo word has surfaced in dramatic fashion. In order to bridge the gap between the institutions of the EU and its citizens, the European Convention of 2002-2003 developed a single, integrated constitutional text, which has now been adopted by the heads of all EU Member States and is winding its way through the politically treacherous path of ratification.
This remarkable book offers a first in-depth analysis of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. As the author constitutional law expert Jacques Ziller notes, the new Constitution is in many ways a grand integration of elements from existing European law (most importantly from the case law of the European Court of Justice), yet at the same time the new text features groundbreaking innovations with far-reaching implications for the future of Europe.
Combining legislative history, acute insight, rigorous analysis, and detailed supplementary information, The European Constitution elucidates the genesis, growth, and future implications of the EU's constitutional development. Professor Ziller's treatment examines and illuminates the following subjects, among others:
the background, composition and internal organisation of the Convention;
profiles of the Convention's principal players the drafting of the constitutional text;
the Constitution's chapters and themes and the problems addressed by each of them;
the major objections made to the text; and
the procedure for future amendments.
As one of the book's most extraordinary features, the commentary is regularly accompanied by tables illustrating essential terms and concepts pertinent to the discussion. A first publication of the book in France and Italy just after the end of the Convention's work proved such a success that a second edition was requested as soon as the final text of the Treaty was approved. The fate of the Constitution will be determined by the vagaries of the ratification process. Yet whatever the outcome, Professor Ziller has rendered an indispensable service, as the principles and arguments crystallised in this moment of Europe's political history will continue to exercise a profound effect on its future development. And while the breadth and precision of the knowledge embodied in this work is prodigious, the presentation is clear, simple, and captivating. It is sure to be useful to anyone interested in the new European Constitution the uninitiated and the seasoned veteran alike.
Jacques Ziller is a Professor of Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, on leave from the University Paris I Panthon-Sorbonne. He has authored numerous books and articles concerning various aspects of European Union law, as well as many other legal topics, and has taught at several major universities and training institutions in France, Belgium, Spain and The Netherlands. He is fluent in French, English, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. During the European Conventions work, Professor Ziller served as Counsel to the EU Committee of the Regions and thus brings an insider's perspective to the evaluation of its work.
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Studio: Kluwer Law International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 7, 2005
Publisher Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9041123954 ISBN13 9789041123954
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More About Jacques Ziller
Jacques Ziller has an academic affiliation as follows - International Institute of Public Administration, Paris, France.