Type
Working paper
Titre
The Making of a Transnational Constitution : An Institutionalist Perspective on the European Convention
Dans
Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po
Auteur(s)
DEHOUSSE Renaud - Centre d'études européennes de Sciences Po (Auteur)
DELOCHE-GAUDEZ Florence - (Auteur)
Éditeur
Paris : Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée
Collection
Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po : 02/2005
Mots clés
Transnational Constitution, Institutionalist perspective, European convention
Résumé
EN
No matter how one evaluates the product of its work, the Convention on the Future ofEurope has marked a turning point in the history of European integration. This article is divided into three parts. The first presents the different actors who participated in the Convention and the cleavages that existed within the assembly. The secondpart addresses the impact of these cleavages and the logics that shaped the final compromise.In the third part, we will attempt to analyze the respective importance of these variousdecision-making modes and the variables that determined their relative influence. Goingbeyond the classical opposition between deliberation and negotiation often used to describethe work of the Convention, we will argue that the choices made on the composition andfunctioning of the Convention had a strong influence on its work, and therefore, on the substance of the draft constitution.

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