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Looming constitutional conflicts between the de-centralist logic of functional diff erentiation and the bio-political steering of austerity and global governance
Darrow Schecter

Lisbon Treaty. In his estimation, in the absence of clear parliamentary leadership from May’s government, the judiciary is being drawn into the legislative process. See his ‘The supreme court is doing MPs’ dirty work for them on article 50’, Guardian (8 December 2016), p. 39. 18 Ingeborg Maus anticipates several contemporary manifestations of this ambiguity in her Rechtstheorie und politische Theorie im Industriekapitalismus (Munich: Fink, 1986), ­chapter 10. 19 The communicative superiority in question assumes the separation of state and society as well as the

in Critical theory and sociological theory

position of Roma the litmus test for human rights and respect for diversity during the process of democratisation of postsocialist countries (Stewart, 2002 ). 1 Today, even when human rights – including the rights of minorities, pluralism and tolerance – are enshrined in Article 2 of the Lisbon Treaty as part of the EU's core values and when most of the postsocialist states in Europe have become EU Member States, the position of Roma has become not a litmus test but rather one of the greatest stains on these core

in The Fringes of Citizenship
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A pluralist theory of citizenship
Rainer Bauböck

constitutive principles: (1) a common citizenship with direct elections and representation at union level; (2) the dominance of member states in constitutional law, entrenched through a unanimity requirement for EU treaty change; (3) partial opt-out opportunities from union policies and full exit options for member states, spelled out in the Lisbon Treaty (TEU, Article 50); and (4) deeper political integration as a goal, expressed in the ever

in Democratic inclusion