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Federal Europe being the Case for European Federation together with a Draft Constitution of a United States of Europe
Federal Europe being the Case for European Federation together with a Draft Constitution of a United States of Europe

Author(s): Kim Ronald William Gordon Mackay) Mackay
Subject(s): Political history, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions
Keywords: European Federation; United States of Europe;
Summary/Abstract: First published in 1940 (London) by Michael Joseph Ltd. Publisher. // „This book has been written, as the reader will readily realise, in the all too scanty leisure of a very busy professional life. As a lawyer with some knowledge and experience of the federal systems in Australia and America I have felt for some time that I should like to make an early contribution to the discussion of this very important subject. I always think that when any proposals are to be made, whether for a business arrangement, a merger or a piece of social reform, they can be much better understood and appreciated when they are reduced to the form of a draft agreement or a draft bill. A legal document, for all the terrors it arouses, has a shape which is at once concrete, definite and specific. In the case of the federal idea, therefore, I have attempted to translate the concept of a Federal Europe into the draft Constitution of a United States of Europe, with all the detail and paraphernalia which a federal Constitution involves. Such a course has obvious disadvantages. In drafting a Constitution, one must put forward a complete scheme, naming the countries which are to join the Federation, and describing the nature of the machinery of government. No one can be certain to-day which countries will exist at the end of this war, and any scheme of Federation for Europe will be the work of many hands. However, the Constitution has been drafted, so as to be of some practical assistance to those interested in this important question.“ (author’s introduction)

  • Page Count: 323
  • Publication Year: 1940
  • Language: English