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European Integration After Amsterdam: Institutional Dynamics and Prospects for Democracy

Karlheinz Neunreither and Antje Wiener


European integration is at a turning point with implications for all member states and their citizens. The Amsterdam Treaty marked a shift towards constitutional issues. Integration has involved a continually evolving process of constitution‐making. A group of leading scholars argues that the shift towards constitutional issues is rooted not only in the issues on the European level but also in shifting models of political and economic organization in the member states. Paradoxically, however, this push towards integration is accompanied by a number of institutional changes and political decisi ... More

Keywords: citizens, constitution, European integration, governance, intergovernmental politics, membership, pluralism, policy‐making, polity, Treaty of Amsterdam

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198296401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karlheinz Neunreither, editor
University of Heidelberg

Antje Wiener, editor
University of Hannover
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1 Introduction: Amsterdam and Beyond

Antje Wiener and Karlheinz Neunreither

Part I Changing Institutions

Part II Prospects for Democracy

Part III Flexibility and the Challenge of Enlargement

Part IV Theoretical Perspectives on Constitutional Change

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