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Spreading Democracy and the Rule of Law?

The Impact of EU Enlargemente for the Rule of Law, Democracy and Constitutionalism in Post-Communist Legal Orders

Editors: Sadurski, Wojciech, Czarnota, Adam, Krygier, Martin (Eds.)

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The accession of eight post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe (and also of Malta and Cyprus) to the European Union in 2004 has been heralded as perhaps the most important development in the history of European integration so far. While the impact of the enlargement on the constitutional structures and practices of the EU has already generated a rich scholarly literature, the influence of the accession on constitutionalism, democracy, human rights and the rule of law among the new member states has been largely ignored. This book fills this gap, and addresses the question of the consequences of the "external force" of European enlargement upon the understanding and practice of democracy and the rule of law and among both the main legal-political actors and the general public in the new member-states. A number of leading legal scholars, sociologists and political scientists, both from Central and Eastern Europe and from outside, address these issues in a systematic and critical way. Taken together, these essays help answer a fundamental question: does the European Union have the potential of promoting and consolidate democracy and human rights?

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-24

    Krygier, Martin

  • EU Enlargement and Democracy in New Member States

    Pages 27-49

    Sadurski, Wojciech

  • The Eastern EU Enlargement and the Janus-headed Nature of the Constitutional Treaty

    Pages 51-71

    Olgiati, Vittorio

  • A Problem of their Own, Solutions of their Own: CEE Jurisdictions and the Problems of Lustration and Retroactivity

    Pages 73-96

    Robertson, David

  • Citizens and Foreigners in the Enlarged Europe

    Pages 97-119

    Rigo, Enrica

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spreading Democracy and the Rule of Law?
Book Subtitle
The Impact of EU Enlargemente for the Rule of Law, Democracy and Constitutionalism in Post-Communist Legal Orders
Editors
  • Wojciech Sadurski
  • Adam Czarnota
  • Martin Krygier
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3842-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3842-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3841-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6978-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 390
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