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Det svenska EU-medlemskapets reglering i grundlag

Nilsson, Jon LU (2012) STVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis deals with how the Swedish EU membership has been regulated constitutionally. Although the EU membership arguably has had profound effects on Swedish public policymaking very little about this is mentioned in the constitution. How can that be? The inquiry is made more relevant by the fact it has been described as an “elephant in the room” – an obvious problem that no one wants to discuss. The ambition of this thesis is to try to understand what ideological foundations the regulation has been based upon, and, in turn, what it says about the role of the constitution – how much political influence does it actually have?
Using Jon Elsters “three-cornered dilemma” which highlights the tensions between constitutionalism, democracy... (More)
This thesis deals with how the Swedish EU membership has been regulated constitutionally. Although the EU membership arguably has had profound effects on Swedish public policymaking very little about this is mentioned in the constitution. How can that be? The inquiry is made more relevant by the fact it has been described as an “elephant in the room” – an obvious problem that no one wants to discuss. The ambition of this thesis is to try to understand what ideological foundations the regulation has been based upon, and, in turn, what it says about the role of the constitution – how much political influence does it actually have?
Using Jon Elsters “three-cornered dilemma” which highlights the tensions between constitutionalism, democracy and efficiency, as a theoretical starting point a conceptual framework is constructed and applied to the debate that lead up to the current regulation.
While it is found that the regulation does comply with the basic democratic principles of people sovereignty put forth in the Swedish instrument of government, it also allow great political freedom when it comes to the decision to transfer sovereignty to the EU, and offer little in terms of controlling how that power is being used by the EU. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Jon LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Författningspolitik, Författningsomvandling, Avvägningsproblem, ”Three-cornered dilemma”, Extern idékritik
language
Swedish
id
2971287
date added to LUP
2012-09-24 11:02:40
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2012-09-24 11:02:40
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  abstract     = {This thesis deals with how the Swedish EU membership has been regulated constitutionally. Although the EU membership arguably has had profound effects on Swedish public policymaking very little about this is mentioned in the constitution. How can that be? The inquiry is made more relevant by the fact it has been described as an “elephant in the room” – an obvious problem that no one wants to discuss. The ambition of this thesis is to try to understand what ideological foundations the regulation has been based upon, and, in turn, what it says about the role of the constitution – how much political influence does it actually have? 
Using Jon Elsters “three-cornered dilemma” which highlights the tensions between constitutionalism, democracy and efficiency, as a theoretical starting point a conceptual framework is constructed and applied to the debate that lead up to the current regulation. 
While it is found that the regulation does comply with the basic democratic principles of people sovereignty put forth in the Swedish instrument of government, it also allow great political freedom when it comes to the decision to transfer sovereignty to the EU, and offer little in terms of controlling how that power is being used by the EU.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Jon},
  keyword      = {Författningspolitik,Författningsomvandling,Avvägningsproblem,”Three-cornered dilemma”,Extern idékritik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det svenska EU-medlemskapets reglering i grundlag},
  year         = {2012},
}