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Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law

Joris Larik


Constitutions do not merely address the salus populi anymore, the welfare of the people, but increasingly exhibit international ambitions. This is true in particular for the EU Treaties as the EU’s constitutional charter. To understand this development, the book presents the first comprehensive account of foreign policy objectives as part of European constitutional law. It grasps these provisions as legal norms, discerns their legal force and functions, and situates them in the legal order of the state, the EU, and the composite ‘European constitutional space’, as well as the debate on the EU ... More

Keywords: EU law, comparative constitutional law, EU external relations, foreign relations law, constitutional pluralism, international relations, normative power, Staatszielbestimmungen, objectifs de valeur constitutionnelle, directive principles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198736394
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joris Larik, author
Assistant Professor of Comparative, European, and International Law at Leiden University; Senior Researcher, The Hague Institute for Global Justice