The European Union is on the brink of fundamental change. Just as the EU is about to enlarge radically, the Convention on the Future of Europe may transform it into a political entity governed by a constitution. This timely volume brings together a world--class group of scholars and practitioners to examine the fundamentals of integration in an expanding EU. * A timely examination of fundamental questions about the future of Europe. * Written by a top--class group of contributors. * Combines contributions from theorists and practitioners. * Spans all the principal disciplines with an interest in the EU.