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Published: 23 September 2010

364 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195390148

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Power and Legitimacy

Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State

Peter L. Lindseth

  • Power and Legitimacy is a novel legal-historical synthesis of European integration, grounded in an innovative theory of institutional change.
  • Professor Lindseth traces the many ways that the public law of European integration has built directly on the normative principles of the postwar settlement as well as its key legitimating structures.
  • Professor Lindseth provides essential legal-historical background to the collapse of the Constitutional Treaty and the difficult ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon; the so-called Kompetenz-Kompetenz debate in national (and particularly German) constitutional jurisprudence; and the nature and legitimacy of European governance relative to constitutional democracy on the national level.