The Resource The changing boundaries of the EU member state polity : the what, who and how of late sovereign argument, Alastair MacIver

The changing boundaries of the EU member state polity : the what, who and how of late sovereign argument, Alastair MacIver

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The changing boundaries of the EU member state polity : the what, who and how of late sovereign argument
Title
The changing boundaries of the EU member state polity
Title remainder
the what, who and how of late sovereign argument
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Alastair MacIver
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Language
eng
Summary
Sovereignty endures as a language tenaciously entrenched in the legal and political self-understanding of the Member State. So it is that the boundaries demarcating the Member State polity retain importance as signifiers of sovereignty in terms of both constituted and constituting power. This thesis critically re-evaluates disagreement about these boundaries of territory and citizenship through the exploration of four cases: overseas territories, the withdrawal of nationality, the loss of effective control and state succession. The analysis begins by acknowledging a fundamental split in how sovereignty is understood: it is comprehended both as claims made within the given institutional grid of a state, and as deeper framing ideas about how the legal world is explained and justified. These two meanings of sovereignty have become separated in a time of endemic overlap between legal orders, such as is particularly apparent in the European Union. As a consequence, it is argued that an account of the boundaries of the Member State polity needs to go beyond simply aggregating the four cases in terms of how they are conceived and resolved as practical problems. It also needs to engage with that deeper sense of sovereignty as discourses about how to define and justify the overlap of authority between the Union and the Member States. That deeper sense of sovereignty is given expression in sets of questions the thesis identifies as the "foundational", "jurisdictional" and "structural" frames corresponding with the "what", "who" and "how" of late sovereignty. Through a reading of the chief debates in the four cases selected in the thesis, it is argued that disagreement about Member State boundaries concerns not only the stark question of who or where is "in" or "out" of the polity but also involves a clash of ideas about the scope and purposes of the European project
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MacIver, Alastair
Date time place
Defence date: 2 October 2018
Dewey number
321.04094
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (LAW, 2018)
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Sovereignty
  • Law
  • European Union countries
  • European Union countries
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The changing boundaries of the EU member state polity : the what, who and how of late sovereign argument, Alastair MacIver
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/59225
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Examining Board: Professor Marise Cremona, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Carlos Closa, Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Madrid; Professor Jo Shaw, University of Edinburgh; Doctor Nikos Skoutaris, University of East Anglia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375 - 402)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 402 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1088501750
Label
The changing boundaries of the EU member state polity : the what, who and how of late sovereign argument, Alastair MacIver
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/59225
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Marise Cremona, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Carlos Closa, Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Madrid; Professor Jo Shaw, University of Edinburgh; Doctor Nikos Skoutaris, University of East Anglia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375 - 402)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 402 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088501750

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