International Limits to National Claims in EU Constitutional Negotiations: The Spanish Government and the Asylum Right for EU citizens

International Limits to National Claims in EU Constitutional Negotiations: The Spanish Government... International Negotiation 3: 389–411, 1998. © 1998 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands. 389 International Limits to National Claims in EU Constitutional Negotiations: The Spanish Government and the Asylum Right for EU Citizens CARLOS CLOSA Departamento de Derecho Público, Universidad de Zaragoza, 30009, Spain Abstract. An examination of EU constitutional negotiations allows for the identification of influences behind specific outcomes. A close inspection of particular issues demonstrates the necessity to revise purely realistic and instrumental approaches that focus primarily on formal negotiators, that is, national governments. Other actors, such as interest groups, can enter the negotiation arena by using empowering resources that are alternatives to state power. In some cases, such as the discussion of asylum rights for EU nationals during the 1996 Intergovern- mental Conference, interest groups joined the negotiation and did not pursue self-interest, but rather sought to design broader constitutional principles of the EU. The formal negotiator, the Spanish government, was faced with pressure from these groups that emanated from a set of international norms and moral beliefs that underpinned their claims. Their success is significant, not only because they diluted the Spanish government’s proposal, but because their performance demonstrated important characteristics of a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Negotiation Brill

International Limits to National Claims in EU Constitutional Negotiations: The Spanish Government and the Asylum Right for EU citizens

International Negotiation, Volume 3 (3): 389 – Jan 1, 1998

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Brill
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© 1998 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1382-340X
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1571-8069
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10.1163/15718069820848292
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International Negotiation 3: 389–411, 1998. © 1998 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands. 389 International Limits to National Claims in EU Constitutional Negotiations: The Spanish Government and the Asylum Right for EU Citizens CARLOS CLOSA Departamento de Derecho Público, Universidad de Zaragoza, 30009, Spain Abstract. An examination of EU constitutional negotiations allows for the identification of influences behind specific outcomes. A close inspection of particular issues demonstrates the necessity to revise purely realistic and instrumental approaches that focus primarily on formal negotiators, that is, national governments. Other actors, such as interest groups, can enter the negotiation arena by using empowering resources that are alternatives to state power. In some cases, such as the discussion of asylum rights for EU nationals during the 1996 Intergovern- mental Conference, interest groups joined the negotiation and did not pursue self-interest, but rather sought to design broader constitutional principles of the EU. The formal negotiator, the Spanish government, was faced with pressure from these groups that emanated from a set of international norms and moral beliefs that underpinned their claims. Their success is significant, not only because they diluted the Spanish government’s proposal, but because their performance demonstrated important characteristics of a

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Published: Jan 1, 1998

Keywords: negotiation; asylum rights; intergovernmental conference; European Union

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