Accountability and Legitimacy in the European Union

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Anthony Arnull, Daniel Wincott
Oxford University Press, 2002 - 537 pages
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The contributors to this interdisciplinary collection of essays consider various aspects of accountability and legitimacy in the European Union. How open should the Union's decision-making be? What is the right balance between accountability and efficiency? Does the Union now need a formal constitution? How can respect for democracy, fundamental rights and the rule of law in the Union best be ensured? These are just some of the questions explored in this book. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with the future of Europe, from students and academics to policy-makers, and journalists.

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Institutions and Decisionmaking
Decisionmaking under the Second Pillar
Decisionmaking in the Area of Freedom
What is
Enhanced Cooperation or Flexibility in the PostNice Era
Legitimacy Accountability and Delegation in
The Judicial Architecture of the European
On the Legitimacy and Democratic Accountability
Fundamental Rights and Social Rights
The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
The Principle of NonDiscrimination in
New Governance and the European Union
Twin Threats to European
EMU and the Lisbon Goals in an Enlarged
The Governance White Paper the Commission
Enlargement and the Movement of People

Constitutionalism and the Future of Europe
A Case of
The Delimitation of Powers Between the
The EU and DemocracyLawful and Legitimate
The Rule of Law in the European Union
Managing the EUs New External Border
From Zero Immigration
National States European Union and Changing

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ANTHONY ARNULL graduated from the University of Sussex in 1980 and qualified as a solicitor in 1983. From 1983-1989, he was a lecturer in law at the University of Leicester, where he was awarded his PhD in 1988. He was a Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Communities in the Chambers of Advocate General FG Jacobs from 1989 to 1992, when he took up the Chair of European Law at the University of Birmingham. In 1994, he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission. In 1998, he acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities. Professor Arnull is co-editor of the European Law Review. He is a member of the following: the JUSTICE Expert Panel on the European Union; the Advisory Board of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and that Board's Community Law Section; and the editorial board of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies DANIEL WINCOTT has undergraduate and Masters degrees
from the University of Manchester and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked at the Universities of Leicester and Warwick (where he held a Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Politics) before moving to the University of Birmingham in 1995. In 2001 he was a special advisor on European Governance to Neil Kinnock, Vice President of the European Commission. He is an editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations. His main research interests concern the European Union (especially the politics of European law) and comparative public policy, and he has published papers in leading journals including The European Law Journal, Government and Opposition, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Political Studies and Public Administration.

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