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Law and Governance in an Enlarged European Union

Editor(s): George A. Bermann, Katharina Pistor
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Published: 10-11-2004
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 536
ISBN: 9781841134260
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Essays in European Law
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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About Law and Governance in an Enlarged European Union

This book's principal aim is to critically address the institutional and substantive legal issues resulting from European enlargement, chiefly those relating to the legal foundations on which the enlarged Union is being built. The accession of new Member States creates the potential for a stronger and more powerful Europe. Realising this potential, however, will depend on the ability of the EU to develop functional and effective governance structures, both at the European level and at the level of the individual Member States. While the acquis communautaire will ensure that formal laws in the new Member States will be aligned with those of existing members, the question remains as to how effective institutions will be in implementing changes, and what effects the imposed changes will have on the legitimacy of the new legal framework.

This book, containing the work of leading scholars in law and social sciences, examines the current and future legal framework for EU governance, and the role that new members will - or will not - play in the creation of that framework, paying particular attention to the specific challenges membership in the EU poses to the acceding states of Central and Eastern Europe. It is a book which will contribute to and influence debates over constitutionalism and legal harmonisation in the EU.

Table Of Contents

Part I: The Legal Foundations of the Enlarged European Union

1. Institutional Settlements for an Enlarged European Union
Ingolf Pernice

2. A Constitution for Europe? Some Hard Choices
Joseph Weiler

3. The Role of the EU Charter of Rights in the Process of Enlargement
Wojciech Sadurski

4. The Challenge of Cooperative Regulatory Relations after Enlargement
Francesca Bignami

5. The Legal Foundations of the Enlarged European Union
A Comment by George A Bermann and Gráinne de Búrca

Part II: The Governance of Labour Relations

6. The Convergence of European Labour and Social Rights: Opening to the Open Method of Coordination
Silvana Sciarra

7. The EU Agenda for Regulating Labour Markets: Lessons from the UK in the Field of Working Time
Catherine Barnard

8. European Enlargement: A Comparative View of Hungarian Labour Law
Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky

9. The Institutional Conditions for Effective Labour Law in the New Member States
A Comment by Manfred Weiss

10. Social Law at the Time of European Union Enlargement
A Comment by Antoine Lyon-Caen

Part III: Corporate Governance

11. The EU Model of Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation
Peter Doralt and Susanne Kalss

12. Complying with EU Corporate Standards: A Practitioner's View from Poland
Stanislaw Soltysin ´ski

13. Emerging Owners, Eclipsing Markets? Corporate Governance in Central and Eastern Europe
Erik Berglöf and Anete Pajuste

14. Enhancing Corporate Governance in the New Member States: Does EU Law Help?
Katharina Pistor

15. Corporate Law and Governance in an Enlarged Europe
A Comment by Richard M Buxbaum

16. Corporate and Securities Law Conditions in the Acquis Communautaire: A Comment on Pistor and Berglöf and Pajuste
Merritt B Fox

Part IV: Domestic Institution Building in the Shadow of the Acquis

17. Implementation and Compliance: Stimulus for New Governance Structures in the Accession Countries
Roland Bieber and Micaela Vaerini

18. Accession's Impact on Constitutionalism in the New Member States
András Sajó

19. EU Accession in Light of Evolving Constitutionalism in Poland
Miroslaw Wyrzykowski

20. Contested Norms in the Process of EU Enlargement: Non-Discrimination and Minority Rights
Antje Wiener and Guido Schwellnus

21. The Fifth Enlargement: More of the Same?
A Comment by Frank Emmert

22. Accession's Internal Dimension in the New Member States
A Comment by Joanne Scott


“…will provide useful reading for researchers and post-graduate students interested in these areas.” –  Anneli Albi, European Law Review

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