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  1. ‘National constitutional identity’ has become the new ‘buzz word’ in European constitutionalism over the past few years. Much has been written about the concept. This collection brings together a series of contributions from the perspective of both scholars and judges in order to shed some light over the dark corners of constitutional identity. To this end a threefold approach has been followed: a conceptual or philosophical approach, an appro...
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  2. In recent years the European Convention on Human Rights gained unexpected relevance in the European constitutional culture. On the one hand its increasing importance is closely linked to institutional reforms that strengthened the European Court of Human Rights’ reputation vis-à-vis the Member States. On the other hand, and even more importantly, the ECHR’s significance arises from a changing perception of its constitutional potential. This vo...
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  3. This volume brings together insights and experiences from across the world on the actual and potential role of national human rights institutions with respect to economic, social and cultural rights.
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  4. Constitutional review has not only expanded geographically; it has also expanded in its mission and function, acquiring new subject areas and new roles and responsibilities. In examining these new roles and responsibilities, this collection reflects on constitutional review as an aspect of constitutionalism framed in the context of multilevel governance.
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  5. The relationship between national constitutional courts and the European Court of Justice (CJEU) is increasingly cast in terms of communication, understood as having a constructive connotation, and as an alternative to the prior and more destructive language of ‘guerre des juges’, conflict and revolt. This volume provides a critical examination of the normative, empirical and contextual aspects of such judicial conversations. I between the CJ...
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  6. On the basis of the legal provisions currently in force and of the practice of the CJEU and of the Commission on their application, in-depth analysis has been provided of the legal regime applicable to state compensation for the provision of SGEI.
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  7. Legislatures sometimes adopt laws that create a special legal regime for a particular case rather than general rules for an indefinite number of situations or persons. These ad hoc laws are controversial. The purpose of this first in-depth comparative study in the fields of constitutional law and legislative studies is to clarify the use and existence of ad hoc laws and to place them within a constitutional framework of the rule of law. It is ...
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  8. National administrative authorities are obliged to leave provisions of national law unapplied when these are incompatible with EU law. Irrespective of their position and powers under national law, national administrative authorities are supposed to comply with this so-called ‘Costanzo obligation’ as established by the Court of Justice. This raises questions of both European Union law and national constitutional law, particularly with regard to...
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  9. This volume focuses on the concept of European Composite Administration (Europäischer Verwaltungsverbund). As Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann explains in his contribution Verbund expresses a systematic notion which creates the necessary entity through interlinking with each other the two organisational principles – the principle of cooperation and the principle of hierarchy. This concept of Verbund also implies the notions of sovereignty, respect and ...
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  10. In late 2009, Europe was given a new “constitution” with the Lisbon Treaty. Now, two years later, one of the key innovations of this new treaty, the European Citizens’ Initiative, is about to become fully operational. For the very first time in world history, citizens across national borders will be able to determine the common political agenda by way of a transnational direct democratic procedure.
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