A new narrative for a new Europe
Title: A new narrative for a new Europe
Citation: London : ECPR Press, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018, Ebsco eBook collection
ISBN: 9781786608420; 9781786608413
According to the European Commission, Europe is facing a transversal crisis that obliges the rethinking and redefinition of its narrative. As a result of the economic crisis that has affected Europe during the past years, Europe has in turn faced a structural crisis that forces the reconsideration of its own existence. The foundation of the European project, the promises of Democracy and Human Dignity, need to be assessed. The internal crisis and global challenges require a paradigm shift to establish a new foundation upon which to keep those promises alive. This crisis is multidimensional: environmental, cultural, political, social, economic, etc. and the European Union should tackle it as such. The book aims at contributing to that debate by offering a new conceptual approach to the core ideas of European integration process (sovereignty, diversity, common challenges, etc). By doing so, the edited volume settles the ground for some institutional and legal transformations that may reflect this new narrative for a new Europe.
Table of Contents:
-- Preface -- Bibliography -- Introduction -- 1. The European Union as a Complex Democracy, Daniel Innerarity -- 2. Constitutional Narratives and the Future of Europe, Alessandro Ferrara -- 3. European Democracy and the No-Demos Thesis, José Luis Martí -- 4. A Plural Europe: A Post-Teleological Narrative, Sergio Fabbrini -- 5. Europe and European Studies in Crisis: Inter-Disciplinary and Intra-Disciplinary Schisms in Legal and Political Science, Christian Joerges and Christian Kreuder-Sonnen -- 6. Which Narrative for the CJUE? EU Powers and Fundamental Rights, Maribel González Pascual -- 7. The Struggle for Legitimacy Through Law in the EU, Jan Komárek -- 8. The (Un)Constitutional Mutation of the European Union: The Structural Crisis of Law as a Means of Social and Economic Integration, Agustín José Menéndez -- 9. Off Field? The EU’s Parliamentary Dimension Post-crisis, John Erik Fossum -- 10. A New Uniform Electoral Procedure to Re-Legitimate the Process of Political Integration in Europe, Adriana Ciancio -- 11. Europe as a Platform: A Reality and a Possible Future, Renaud Thillaye -- Index