This is a review essay on three recently published books that seek to rethink constitutionalism and democracy in the context of European integration. The books are: Dieter Grimm, The Constitution of European Democracy (Oxford: OUP 2017), Athanasios Psygkas, From the “Democratic Deficit” to a “Democratic Surplus”: Constructing Administrative Democracy in Europe (Oxford: OUP 2017) and Turkuler Isiksel, Europe’s Functional Constitution: A Theory of Constitutionalism beyond the State (Oxford: OUP 2016). The review essay puts these books in the context of the Project IMAGINE and examines them as attempts to establish new constitutional imaginaries of Europe.
The author’s version of the article was also published as IMAGINE Working Paper No. 3.
The article can be downloaded at the ICON’s website.