Le Royaume-Uni et le Traité constitutionnel européen

Kassim, Hussein (2005) Le Royaume-Uni et le Traité constitutionnel européen. Critique Internationale, 29 (4). pp. 113-133. ISSN 1290-7839

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Abstract

UK action with respect to the Constitutional Treaty is instructive and paradoxical. Regarding the former, the way in which its preferences were formulated challenge the contentions of liberal intergovernmentalism, the main theoretical approach in the field. With respect to the latter, New Labour adopted a positive and constructive approach that distinguished its conduct from that of previous governments, but its failure to engage domestic public opinion undermined its achievement of a 'British Constitution' and, though saved from holding the referendum that it had promised, the government succeeded only in alienating its European partners abroad and allowing Europsceptics to win the debate by default at home.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: europe,labor parties,public opinion,referendum,treaties,united kingdom
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 15:16
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 15:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/44982
DOI: 10.3917/crii.029.0113

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