This book explores the implications of European and Eurasian integration projects for the constitutional orders of post-Soviet countries. On the one hand, the process of Eurasian integration, culminating in the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), led to the creation of new institutions and mechanisms influencing the domestic legal order of the participating countries. On the other hand, the process of European integration, epitomised through the European Union (EU), constitutes an important source of reference for domestic constitutional developments in the countries which recently concluded a new generation of Association Agreements with the EU. This book analyses the implications of both processes.

The book addresses the relevant experience of the countries from Central and Eastern Europe with transitional constitutionalism, mapping out the significance of European and Eurasian integration for protecting the rule of law in the post-Soviet space and identifying the constitutional implications and challenges of the EAEU and the new generation of Association Agreements. It also provides detailed country reports on national constitutional orders in the post-Soviet space and their adaptability to regional integration projects, authored by leading academics from the countries concerned, providing a number of general reflections about the evolution of post-Soviet constitutions in light of European and Eurasian integration projects.

chapter |2 pages


ByRoman Petrov, Peter Van Elsuwege

part I|86 pages

European and Eurasian integration initiatives

chapter 1|23 pages

The evolution of constitutionalism in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe

Some lessons for the post-Soviet space
ByPaul Blokker

chapter 2|20 pages

Protecting the rule of law in post-Soviet states

The relevance of European and Eurasian integration
ByOlga Burlyuk, Vera Axyonova

chapter 3|23 pages

The Eurasian Economic Union

Balancing sovereignty and integration
ByRilka Dragneva

chapter 4|18 pages

The Association Agreements between the EU and Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Constitutional issues of sovereignty and legitimacy
ByRilka Dragneva

part II|113 pages

Constitutional orders of the post-Soviet countries and their adaptability to European and Eurasian integration

chapter 8|22 pages

From EU integration process to the Eurasian Economic Union

The case of Armenia
ByNarine Ghazaryan, Laure Delcour

chapter 9|15 pages

The constitutional order of Belarus and its adaptability to the Eurasian Economic Union

A ‘living constitution’ workaround
ByMaksim Karliuk

chapter 12|4 pages

Concluding remarks

ByRoman Petrov, Peter Van Elsuwege