Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Overview publications

The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the following publications:

 
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From attack! to defence? The Dutch attitude on European integration, 1945-2016

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Ten years after the Dutch referendum on a European Constitution, this book shows dat before and after 2005 there was a difference on how European integration was being considered.

 
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An Impossible Job? The Presidents of the European Commission 1958-2014

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In this volume, the editors have for the first time assembled a complete collection of specially written concise political biographies of all eleven of the Presidents from Walter Hallstein (1958-1967) to José Manuel Barroso (2004-2014), exploring their successes, failures, impact and legacy.

 
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Collection of party programmes EP-elections 2014

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This a a publication of election programmes of all Dutch political parties that took part in the Elections of May 2014.

 
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After the fall. The Netherlands after 1989

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Hanco Jürgens shows in how far the Netherlands has changed through the revolutionary occurences in the year 1989, in his book 'Na de val'. He offers an insight into the correlation of the foreign occurences and developments, and the domestic political culture. In this analysis he shows how the changing image of Germany proved to be an indicator for change in Dutch society.

 
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Erich Salomon and the ideal Parlement. Photographer in Berlin and The Hague, 1928-1940

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Erich Salomon was one of the most famous photographers of the Interbellum. This book shows why - and how - his brilliant oeuvre constitutes a lasting influence on Parliamentary photography.

 
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Sources of Constitutional Law by Sascha Hardt and Aalt Willem Heringa

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Sources of Constitutional Law contains a selection of constitutions and fundamental legislative instruments from five Western democracies: the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In addition, it provides the text of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The instruments reproduced in this volume are rendered either in the original English, in the official English version, or in new translations under critical editorship. Sources of Constitutional Law allows students of constitutional law to understand the peculiarities and similarities of different Western constitutions in direct comparison. With its selection of constitutions and legislative instruments, this volume is the ideal companion to the textbook Constitutions Compared.

 
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The Political Accountability of EU Agencies: learning from the US Experience by Mira Scholten

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This book offers an in-depth analysis of the laws and practices of the political accountability arrangements of all 35 EU agencies. An important added value of this study is that it compares the EU situation with a jurisdiction that has more than a century-long history concerning the matter at stake, the US. The US experience offers valuable lessons to consider for the EU, sends warning signals in relation to some experiences that would be better avoided, and demonstrates similar concerns that indicate the fundamental character of certain questions in the field of the political accountability of independent regulatory agencies. In light of the ongoing reform on EU agencies' creation and operation at the EU level, this book concludes with a few recommendations for the EU representative institutions on how the political accountability of EU agencies should be adjusted.

 
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Constitutional Review in Europe by Maartje Visser

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Constitutions serve to delineate state powers and enshrine basic rights. Such matters are hardly uncontroversial, but perhaps even more controversial are the questions of who (should) uphold(s) the Constitution and how constitutional review is organised. These two questions are the subject of this book by Maartje de Visser, which offers a comprehensive, comparative analysis of how 11 representative European countries answer these questions, as well as a critical appraisal of the EU legal order in light of these national experiences. Where possible, the book endeavours to identify Europe's common and diverse constitutional traditions of constitutional review.

 
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Parliaments and Governments by Lars Hofmann

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The wider project of which this book is a part, set out to investigate the constitutional structures of the EU Member States. As part of this comparative enterprise this work sheds light on the intricate interconnections which exist between Member State governments and their national parliaments. Although in many cases governments only exist and function as a consequence of parliamentary support, it is the executive that is usually the focal point of political life and that sets the nation's political course and drives forward its legislative agenda. Arguably, this perception is based on the political customs that surround government/parliament relations rather than the constitutional fundament upon which they are built.

 
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Territorial Pluralism in Europe by Nikos Skoutaris

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Governmental powers can be apportioned vertically at different levels. Five levels of vertical government are distinguishable, ranging from the essentially local to the truly global. The first is local, ie municipal or citywide, the second substate-regional, the third the State, the fourth supranational, eg the European Union and the fifth global, for instance the WTO and the UN. This book focuses on the second, third and fourth levels, analysing the interaction of the constitutional and political orders of EU Member States that exhibit varying degrees of territorial pluralism, their sub-state entities and the supranational organisation to which they belong.

 
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The Accountability of Financial Regulators: A European and International Perspective, by Pablo Iglesias-Rodriguez

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The multilevel analysis – comparative, European, international – provides a comprehensive overview of the accountability of FRSAs and permits a comparison among different levels of regulation. The study sheds clear light on the impact of the FRSAs’ accountability on the soundness of financial markets, the protection of investors, the stability of the financial system, and democratic control and justice. It also assesses whether and how post-financial crisis reforms have addressed the accountability shortcomings of the pre-crisis setting. For all of these reasons, it will be warmly welcomed by lawyers, academics, and policymakers working in financial services and related fields.

 
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Constitutionalising Europe by Monica Claes

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Constitutional discourse in the context of European integration has been both embraced and rejected, and has witnessed the rise and fall of the Constitutional Treaty, including the turmoil of the failed ratification process. This book discusses the making of a constitutional law for Europe understood in its broadest sense, as a composite constitution, consisting of constitutional rules and principles developed at the European level, complemented by national constitutional rules and principles as well as rules and principles from other sources such as the ECHR and international law. It shows how the national and European elements of this European constitutional law interrelate.

 
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Legislation

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This is a book about laws and legislation. It analyses the benefits and drawbacks of legislation, the reasons why laws are made, why there are so many of them, how laws are made and why do they sometimes work and other times not. Other subjects are the European Union as a relatively new legislator and the paradoxes relating to legislation and law-making. For example, people do not like rules, but can simultaneously be very fond of rules.

 
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An empathic employer

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An effective employer is an empathic employer. This book does not only deliver the findings of empirical research, but also describes the processes and the mechanisms that come to the fore during the preperation of laws and the functioning of laws. The specific set-up of this book provides an outline of legislation and the possibilities for leglislation, through which it becomes clear why politicians and citizens are so fond of rules, but also why they sometimes hate it.

 
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Parliamentary Immunity

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A Comprehensive Study of the Systems of Parliamentary Immunity in the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands in a European Context. Is it necessary and just that parliamentarians are immune from legal action? If so, to what extent is such immunity justified and which purpose does it serve? These questions touch the very core of constitutional law. This book contains a comprehensive study of parliamentary immunity in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.

 
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Lost Consensus: Europe in the Dutch Parliamentary-political debat, 1945-2012

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This book focuses on the debate in Dutch politics concerning European integration since World War II. A main focus lies on the developments of political parties' positions through time in relation to the existence of fractures - or continuity - in the Dutch attitude towards Europe. The research shows how the rising European bureaucracy was welcomed with both positive and negative connotations in the national political debate.

 
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Parliamentary research. A study on the right of parliamentary reseach in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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This book offers an analysis of the right of parliamentary research in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It makes propositions to enhance and extend the research-function of the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer), derived from a comparative research perspective.

 
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Legal Education

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The book focuses on many issues such as teaching itself, employability, mission and focus of law schools, the future of law schools in this age of internationalisation, student intake, the link with the labour markets and many other issues. .

 
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Civil Servants and Politics, a delicate balance

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This comparative study focuses on the changing relations between civil servants and politicians in the European Union in the past two decades.

 
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The First 150 Years of Parliamentary History of the Netherlands 1796-1946

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Prof.dr. J.Th.J. van den Berg and late prof.mr. J.J. Vis have described 150 years of parliamentary history, where a summarised overview of one-and-a-half century of political formation and the Constitution, are a recurring theme.

 
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Stories from Brussel: Members of European Parliament on their experiences in the European Parliament from 1979 onwards

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An interview-project to get more insight into the functioning of- and the daily life in the European Parliament

 
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The investigative function of the European Parliament

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Onderzoek van de Maastrichtste vestiging van het MI rondom de vraag of het recht van enquete versterkt zou moeten worden om het verantwoordingstekort in Europa tegen te gaan.

 
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Philipp Kiiver, Wytze van der Woude en Luc Verhey, Institutional aspects of constitutional testing

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Following the legislative proposal made by Halsema and commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kingdom Relations, this study highlights some procedural aspects of the possibility for judges to rule in a way that might be in conflict with the Constitution.

 
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Aalt Willem Heringa, Boom Basics Staatsrecht

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This edition of Boom Basic Constitutional Law offers a quick and schematic insight into Constitutional law. The schemes and examples come to the core of this subject and provide a basic starting point and constitute a good basis for judicial knowledge.

 
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Aalt Willem Heringa and Philipp Kiiver, Constitutions Compared. An Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law

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This handbook provides a user-friendly introduction to comparative constitutional law. For each area of constitutional law, a general introduction and a comparative overview is provided, which is then followed by more detailed country chapters on that specific area.

 
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The Early Warning System for the Principle of Subsidiarity

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This book offers a comprehensive systematic analysis of the European Union’s Early Warning System (EWS) for subsidiarity, which was introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon.

 
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Collection of party programmes for the Dutch House of Representatives 2012

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The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the publication of a collection of national election programmes of all Dutch political parties participating in the elections for the House of Representatives of September 2012.

 
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Mansholt, A biography

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The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the publication of the English biography of Sicco Mansholt in 2012.

 
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A.W. Heringa (ed.), Bram Akkermans (ed.), Educating European Lawyers

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This books pays attention to the developments in European law and the effects these have on legal education in general as well as in other fields. Drawing from their own experiences, the authors describe the current state of law, offer perspectives on future developments and explain how they translate these developments in the law school curriculum.

 
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A.W. Heringa , mr. J. van der Velde , and other, Constitutional Law

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This book has been revised extensively throughout the years. The eleventh edition has also been substantially revised compared to the last edition. This is the reason why the book has not only increased in size. Through this development one can no longer speak of a compendium.

 
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Martijn Zwiers, The European Public Prosecutor's Office. Analysis of a Multilevel Criminal Justice System

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This book takes a broad look and addresses several issues including the Office's embedding in the EU institutional structure, democratic accountability, and the prosecutors' mandates.

 
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Wytze van der Woude, Financial control in Municipal Law. A judicial research of the dualisation of the financial function

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The process of dualisation is analysed extensively in this dissertation by van der Woude.To gain a deeper understanding of the subject the following question is central: to what extent has the position of control of the municipal parliament (the City Council) improved?

 
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Max Kohnstamm: A European's life and work

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The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the publication of the biography of the Dutch European, Max Kohnstamm, in 2011

 
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Joop van den Berg and Bert van den Braak, Without a burden. Reflections on the rules of politics

Explanation:
These two passionate reseachers deliver very insightful columns on the website of the Parliamentairy Documentation Centre (PDC). They provide historical backgrounds for contemporary political events in their articles. This collection contains the best of their work.

 
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Collection of party-programmes of the House of Representatives of 2010

Explanation:
The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the publication of the election-programmes of all Dutch political parties that participated in the parliamentary elections of June 2010.

 
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Philipp Kiiver, Sources of Constitutional Law

Explanation:
This volume contains important constitutional and legislative texts from the United States, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, as well as provisions from the European Convention on Human Rights and the Treaty on European Union.

 
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Aalt Willem Heringa & Philipp Kiiver, Constitutions Compared

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This updated and expanded second edition of the successful Constitutions Compared handbook provides a user-friendly introduction to comparative constitutional law. It compares the constitutional systems of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

 
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Collection of party-programmes of the House of Representatives of 2009

Explanation:
The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the publication of the election-programmes of all Dutch political parties that participated in the parliamentary elections of June 2009.

 
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Collection of Dutch Commissioners of the European Union

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The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the publication of this collection of the biographical portraits of ten Dutch persons who were members of the European Commission.

 
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European Constitutionalism beyond Lisbon

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This book not only discusses the changes that had been envisaged under the EU's Constitutional Treaty and the Treaty of Lisbon. It also shows, in a number of areas of European integration, the continuity of Europe's constitutional development before and beyond Lisbon

 
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Book 'Focusing on Europe: Pamphlets for the European Elections, 1979-2009'

Explanation:
The Montesquieu Institute has facilitated the publication of a book in 2009, that covers the usage of campaign-pamphlets by Dutch political parties for the European Elections.

 
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Political Accountability and European Integration

Explanation:
This volume addresses the future of political control and accountability in a European and comparative perspective. It is based on the contributions to an international conference hosted by the Montesquieu Institute Maastricht in March 2008

 
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Political Accountability in Europe: Which Way Forward?

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Political Accountability in Europe: Which Way Forward? A Traditional Concept of Parliamentary Democracy in an EU Context, edited by Prof. Luc Verhey, Dr. Hansko Broeksteeg and Dr. Ilse Van den Driessche.