Publications by Fabian Amtenbrink

  • F. Amtenbrink, ‘The Multidimensional Constitutional Legal Order of the European Union – A Successful Case of Cosmopolitan Constitution-Building?’, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2009
     This contribution offers a critical analysis as to whether and to what extent European integration can be portrayed as an example of the juridification of cosmopolitan values and the constitutionalisation of cosmopolitan law. Moreover, the question whether cosmopolitanism itself provides a way out of the current dilemmas of the EU is addressed.
  • F. Amtenbrink, ‘Chapter 10: Economic and Monetary Union’, in A.M. McDonnell, P.J.G. Kapteyn, K. Mortelmans and C.W.A. Timmermans, The Law of the European Union and the European Communities, 4th revised ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International 2008), pp. 881-989
     The chapter offers a comprehensive analysis of the law relating to European Economic and Monetary Union, including, inter alia, the economic rationale for the present system, the complex rules on economic coordination, the institutional arrangements concerning the ESCB and ECB, the legal regime governing the Euro and the accession to the Euro area, as well as the role of the ECB in international (economic) for a (e.g. World Bank and IMF).
  • F. Amtenbrink and H.H.B. Vedder, Recht van de Europese Unie, 3rd ed. (The Hague, Boom Juridische uitgevers 2008), 593 pp.
     The book offers a comprehensive critical academic analysis of the current constitutional, institutional and substantive EU acquis, including in particular the second and third pillar of the EU and all relevant case law.
  •  F. Amtenbrink, ‘On the European Union’s Capacity to Cope with Further Enlargement’, in S. Blockmans and S. Prechal (eds.), Reconciling the Deepening and Widening of the European Union (The Hague, T.M.C. Asser Press 2007), pp. 111-131
     This essay brings the 'absorption puzzle' together by critically examining the choice of terminology, the variables in the institutional sphere that may actually determine the EU's capability to accommodate additional members, and the consequences this may have both for the EU itself and for the prospect of any (future) candidate states to join the EU.
  • F. Amtenbrink, ‘Continuation or Reorientation? What Future for European Integration?’, Erasmus Law lectures No. 9 (The Hague, Boom Juridische uitgevers 2007), 56 pp.
     In this paper the author defends the hypothesis that European integration is characterised by a lack of ownership of citizens of European policy and decision-making, resulting from a method of integration that has primarily relied on the 'permissive consensus of citizens' and on the Member State as the source of democratic legitimacy and accountability.
  • F. Amtenbrink, The Democratic Accountability of Central Banks – A Comparative Study of the European Central Bank (Oxford, Hart Publishing 1999), 417 pp.
     This book comprises a comparative and multidisciplinary study of six national central bank systems and offers a comprehensive study of the international economic and legal rationale for central bank independence and accountability against the background of the (at the time of publication of the book) emerging ESCB and ECB.