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Executive Power of the European UnionLaw, Practices, and the Living Constitution$
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Deirdre Curtin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264087

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264087.001.0001

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Geology of the European Union

Geology of the European Union

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(p.3) 1 Geology of the European Union
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Executive Power of the European Union
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Deirdre Curtin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264087.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of scope of the power that is exercised by actors and institutions under the auspices of the European Union (EU). It then outlines the focus of the book: the shadowy side of EU decision-making — the part that is not so visible even in the unwritten constitution, and the role multiple actors play at different levels and wearing different hats. It addresses questions such as who are they, what are they doing, and how can one even begin to structure a debate on their democratic and political embedding within a political system, at which governance level or at multiple governance levels? What is the EU precisely; how can we understand it in holistic terms; and what are these actors, European and national, doing in this context? How can we frame it so as to relate it to the institutional normative order? An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   European Union, institutional normative orders, decision making, constitution

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