The EU Constitution

In Search of Europe's International Identity

By Grainne De Burca

Edited by: Grainne De Burca

Based on a lecture presented by the author, this book analyzes how the treaty establishing a constitution for Europe adds to Europe's search for an international identity. De B?rca submits that the boldest of the novel features of the new constitution, and the weight of significance of the changes which it has introduced, lie in the external domain. She launches the challenging question whether the emphasis on Europe's "global role" and its international identity will be the factor that ultimately will be capable of triggering the public imagination in such a way as to generate sufficient support for the ratification of the constitution and-in the long term-to generate a sense of European solidarity, rather than the internally focussed changes brought about by the constitutional treaty.

27 pages

Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789076871448