Observation on economic governance and the search for a European economic constitution

W. Devroe, P. Van Cleynenbreugel

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European studies frequently regard the economic and social dimensions of EU integration as diametrically opposed, maintaining that this state of affairs is beyond change. This edited collection challenges this perceived wisdom, focusing on the post-Lisbon constitutional landscape. Taking the multi-layered polity that is Europe today as its central organising theme, it examines how the social and the economic might be reconciled under the Union's different forms of governance. The collection has a clear structure, opening with a theoretical appraisal of its theme, before considering three specific policy fields: migration policy and civic integration, company law and corporate social responsibility and the role of third sector providers in public healthcare. It concludes with three case studies in these fields, illustrating how the argument can be practically applied. Insightful and topical, with a unique interdisciplinary perspective, this is an important contribution to European Union law after the Lisbon Treaty.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean economic and social constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon
EditorsD. Schieck, U. Liebert, H. Schneider
Place of PublicationCambridge University Press
ISBN (Print)978-11-0700-681-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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