Constitutional Crisis in the European Constitutional Area

Theory, Law and Politics in Hungary and Romania

Edited by: Armin von Bogdandy, Pal Sonnevend

The concept of a 'European Constitutional Area' has been used in legal scholarship to describe a common space of constitutionalism where national and international constitutional guarantees interact to maintain the common constitutional values of Europe. This concept has not yet been tested in a case where the constitutional order of a Member State of the EU seems to develop serious deficiencies. This volume assesses recent constitutional developments in Hungary and Romania, as well as the interplay of national, international, and European constitutionalism that react to the loopholes in national constitutions. Accordingly, a core part of the book is an in-depth analysis of the situation in Hungary and Romania. Based on that, the book offers an account of the different reaction mechanisms of the EU and of the Council of Europe. Beyond an actual stock-taking of these mechanisms, their legal and political frameworks are explored, as well as different ways to extend their reach. In this way, the book contributes to a little studied aspect of European constitutionalism. [Subject: European Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law]~

326 pages

Publication Date: 1/29/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464642