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The State of the European Union Vol. 7With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective$
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Nicolas Jabko and Craig Parsons

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199283958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199283958.001.0001

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‘We the States’: Why the Anti‐Federalists Won

‘We the States’: Why the Anti‐Federalists Won

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(p.105) 5 ‘We the States’: Why the Anti‐Federalists Won
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The State of the European Union Vol. 7
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Renaud Dehousse

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199283958.003.0005

Most of the rhetoric around the Convention on the Future of Europe and the EU Constitution was pure hype. The new treaty was an incremental adjustment to previous ones, not a major revolutionary change. Throughout the process, the member-states underscored their reluctance to delegate much further power to Brussels, and their enduring tendency to jockey for what they each perceived to be their national advantage.

Keywords:   Convention, Constitution, negotiation, bargaining, federalism, delegation

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