The Constitution’s Gift? A deliberative democratic analysis of constitution-making in the European Union

@inproceedings{Fossum2005TheCG,
  title={The Constitution’s Gift? A deliberative democratic analysis of constitution-making in the European Union},
  author={John Fossum and Agust{\'i}n Jos{\'e} Men{\'e}ndez},
  year={2005}
}
Our aim in this article is to consider whether the Union’s deliberation over and decision-making on constitutional norms, can contribute to render it more democratic. From a normative perspective, the way a constitution is forged has deep implications for its democratic legitimacy. In light of recent events, we consider how procedural changes in constitution-making might contribute to rectify the Union’s democratic deficit. To do so we first develop a thin model of constitution-making based on… CONTINUE READING

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