Self-Denial in Federalizing Power in the European Union

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Self-Denial in Federalizing Power in the European Union

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dc.contributor.author Sweeney, Richard J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:49Z
dc.date.issued 2003-11-21T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6782
dc.description.abstract Because the conflicts that led to the American Revolution mainly arose from constitutional issues, the history of these conflicts offers lessons for the design of the new European Union constitution. One lesson is the importance of avoiding needless conflicts between federal and member-state governments. In particular, forcing decisions on where sovereignty lies may cause great conflict. Another lesson is that a federal system depends on good will among the federal and member-state governments, and because this good will is easily dissipated, efforts should be made to nurture it. Federal exercise of power will often alienate member states; thus, a sensible strategy is to grant the federal government only the minimal powers that a strong consensus agrees it must have, and to change these powers only by strong consensus. Removing "democratic deficits" may not be sufficient in many cases to give legitimacy to exercise of federal power; minorities may require protection by constitutional limits on federal powers. en_US
dc.format.extent 36 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LEFIC working paper;2003-10 en_US
dc.subject.other usa en_US
dc.subject.other økonomisk historie en_US
dc.subject.other føderalisme en_US
dc.subject.other eu en_US
dc.subject.other forfatninger en_US
dc.title Self-Denial in Federalizing Power in the European Union en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt03nov21 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Finansiering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort LEFIC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Finance en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DF en_US
dc.idnumber x656312695 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2003 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Lessons from the Causes of the American Revolution en_US


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