The European Union is in a state of transformation with its constitutional future the subject of much heated debate. This book provides a durable, authoritative and comprehensive account of constitutional development, examining the pivotal roles of law and judicial politics in establishing the EU constitutional edifice. Michael Longo demonstrates and substantiates the arguments for and against constitutionalization through the development of a theoretical framework drawing on theories and empirical research in both law and political science to understand this new process of European integration.

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 3|30 pages

The Legal Dialogue and its Ramifications

chapter 4|27 pages

Constitutional Dynamics

chapter 5|20 pages

The Forces and Processes Shaping the EU

chapter 6|36 pages

The Constitutional Imperative

chapter 7|34 pages

The European Union’s Legitimacy

chapter 8|8 pages