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What Kind of Constitution for What Kind of Polity? -Responses to Joschka Fischer-


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What Kind of Constitution for What Kind of Polity?
-Responses to Joschka Fischer-C. Joerges/ Y. Mény/ J.H.H. Weiler (eds.)


Table of contents

Prologue: The Fischer Debate - The Bright Side, Christian Joerges, Yves Mény, J.H.H. Weiler



The Speech

Vom Staatenverbund zur Föderation - Gedanken über die Finalität der europäischen Integration [German]


De la Confédération à la Fédération - réflexion sur la finalité de l'intégration européenne [French]




1. Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse,

Who Is Afraid of a European Federation? How to Constitutionalize a Multi-Level Governance System



2. Klaus von Beyme,

Fischers Griff nach einer europäischen Verfassung [German]

Fischer's move towards a European Constitution [English]



3. Charles Leben,

Fédération d'Etats-nations ou Etat fédéral? [French]

A federation of nation States or a Federal State? [English]



4. Giuliano Amato,

Un coeur fort pour l'Europe [French]

A strong heart for Europe [English]



5. Agustín José Menéndez,

Another View of the Democratic Deficit ovvero No Taxation without Representation



6. Helen Wallace,

Possible Futures for The European Union: A British Reaction



7. Jan Zielonka,

Enlargement and the Finality of European Integration



8. Johan P. Olsen,

How, then, does one get there?



9. Iulia Motoc,

Europe and its teleology. Is there a Central-Eastern Vision?



10. Renaud Dehousse,

Rediscovering Functionalism



11. M. Rainer Lepsius,

Die Europäische Union als Herrschaftsverband eigener Prägung [German]

The European Union as a sovereignty association of a special nature [English]




Epilogue: The Fischer Debate - The Dark Side, J.H.H. Weiler


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