New book: European Integration from Rome to Berlin: 1957-2007

This book, edited by the RECON researchers Julio Baquero and Carlos Closa, takes an interdisciplinary approach and seeks to draw on the lessons of history, while shedding new light on the current and future challenges that the European Union faces. The authors are members of RECON’s WP 2, which analyses the impact of the dual processes of EU constitutionalisation and Europeanisation of national constitutions on the reconstitution of democracy in Europe. 


European Integration from Rome to Berlin: 1957-2007

Julio Baquero Cruz and Carlos Closa Montero (eds), Peter Lang, 2009


In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, this volume addresses the lessons of EU history, its current challenges and its future perspectives. Leading scholars from the disciplines of history, political science, political economy and law consider important aspects of European integration. Areas examined include the evolution of the law of integration, Europe’s influence on political transitions, economic governance, social governance, the system of Treaty reform and its limits, the future role of the Court of Justice, enlargement and the vexed question of Turkish accession.

Beside the editors the contributors to the book are:

N. Piers Ludlow, Ricardo Martín de la Guardia, Charles Powell, Jean-Victor Louis, Antonio Estella de Noriega, Stefan Collignon, Carlos Mulas-Granados, Jan Zielonka, Svetlozar A. Andreev, Vassilis Hatzopoulos, Isabela Atanasiu, Loïc Azoulai, Silvia Acierno and Meltem Müftüler-Baç.

See more at the publisher’s website.