Thursday, October 4, 2012

Daily Read: Ackerman and Maduro on the Prospects of a EU Constitution

Ackerman and Maduro discuss the importance - - - and possibility - - - of a EU Constitution in a short piece in The Guardian.  They begin:

A spectre is haunting Europe. The memory of the 2005 national referendums rejecting the EU constitution has led political leaders to respond to the current crisis with emergency measures that don't require popular approval. But longer-term solutions demand democratic legitimation.

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Perhaps not surprisingly, they suggest the South African model for a new constitutional referendum.  But is the South African process transferable to Europe?  The comments to the article are definitely worth a read for anyone interested in popular constitutionalism.

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