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New polity dynamics
Dimitris N. Chryssochoou
Michael J. Tsinisizelis
Stelios Stavridis
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Kostas Ifantis

7 Debating the future of Europe New polity dynamics Introduction The principal purpose of this study has been to provide an overview of the important political and institutional developments in the Union and to link such developments with relevant theory discourses; the most prominent of which being the relationship between theory and reform in the evolving political constitution of the Union. As the discussion in Chapter 2 suggested from a normative standpoint, it is possible to accept that the coming into being of the TEU in 1993, assisted by further treaty

in Theory and reform in the European Union
Rupture and integration in the wake of total war

The development of the European Union as a community-based project of integration with decision-making powers outside the constitutional architecture of the nation-state is the most significant innovation in twentieth-century political organisation. It raises fundamental questions about our understanding of the state, sovereignty, citizenship, democracy, and the relationship between political power and economic forces. Despite its achievements, events at the start of the twenty-first century – including the political, economic, and financial crisis of the Eurozone, as well as Brexit and the rise of populism – pose an existential threat to the EU.

Memory and the future of Europe addresses the crisis of the EU by treating integration as a response to the rupture created by the continent’s experience of total war. It traces Europe’s existing pathologies to the project’s loss of its moral foundations rooted in collective memories of total war. As the generations with personal memories of the two world wars pass away, economic gain has become the EU’s sole raison d’être. If it is to survive its future challenges, the EU will have to create a new historical imaginary that relies not only on the lessons of the past, but also builds on Europe’s ability to protect its citizens by serving as a counterweight against the forces of globalisation. By framing its argument through the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, Memory and the future of Europe will attract readers interested in political and social philosophy, collective memory studies, European studies, international relations, and contemporary politics.

Peter J. Verovšek

The dangers posed to political institutions following the passing of the individuals that toiled in their foundation reveals the important generational dynamics involved in the (re)founding of political communities. This chapter reflects on these dynamics by moving away from the context of European unification and taking a comparative perspective on the problems new polities experience with the loss of the generation of the founding. By drawing on accounts of memory and rupture in the history of the United States, it compares the current problems of Europe to the divisions America experienced in the period leading up to the Civil War. This brings the book into conversation with the broader debates on constitutional moments and the founding of political communities. It thus reflects further on how the dynamics of rupture, innovation, and generational change play out in the development of all political communities.

in Memory and the future of Europe

This substantially updated and revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of the challenges confronting the political system as well as the international politics of the European Union. It draws from a spectrum of regional integration theories to determine what the Union actually is and how it is developing, examining the constitutional politics of the European Union, from the Single European Act to the Treaty of Nice and beyond. The ongoing debate on the future of Europe links together the questions of democracy and legitimacy, competences and rights, and the prospects for European polity-building. The aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the emerging European polity and the questions that further treaty reform generates for the future of the regional system. The authors also assess the evolving European security architecture; the limits and possibilities of a genuine European foreign, security and defence policy; and the role of the EU in the post-Cold War international system. Common themes involve debates about stability and instability, continuity and change, multipolarity and leadership, co-operation and discord, power capabilities and patterns of behaviour. The book traces the defining features of the ‘new order’ in Europe and incorporates an analysis of the post-September 11th context.

Visual Advocacy in the Early Decades of Humanitarian Cinema
Valérie Gorin

, 507 – 11 . Natale , E. ( 2004 ), ‘ Quand l’humanitaire commençait à faire son cinéma : les films du CICR des années 1920 ’, Revue Internationale de La Croix-Rouge , 854 , 415 – 37 . Newey , K. ( 2000 ), ‘ Climbing Boys and Factory Girls: Popular Melodramas of Working Life ’, Journal of Victorian Culture , 5 : 1 , 28 – 44 . New Near East ( 1921 ), ‘ Alice in Hungerland ’ ( November ), 4 – 5 . Orchard , E. ( 1922 ), ‘ The Famine Film and the Future of Europe ’, Record of the Save the Children Fund

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Social and cultural modernity beyond the nation-state

German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has written extensively on the European Union. This is the only in-depth account of his project. Published now in a second edition to coincide with the celebration of his ninetieth birthday, a new preface considers Habermas’s writings on the eurozone and refugee crises, populism and Brexit, and the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.

Placing an emphasis on the conception of the EU that informs Habermas’s political prescriptions, the book is divided into two main parts. The first considers the unfolding of 'social modernity' at the level of the EU. Among the subjects covered are Habermas's concept of juridification, the latter's affinities with integration theories such as neofunctionalism, and the application of Habermas's democratic theory to the EU. The second part addresses 'cultural modernity' in Europe – 'Europessimism' is argued to be a subset of the broader cultural pessimism that assailed the project of modernity in the late twentieth century, and with renewed intensity in the years since 9/11.

Interdisciplinary in approach, this book engages with European/EU studies, critical theory, political theory, international relations, intellectual history, comparative literature, and philosophy. Concise and clearly written, it will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in these disciplines, as well as to a broader readership concerned with the future of Europe

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Kjell M. Torbiörn

none too soon. An EU Convention on the Future of Europe was consequently convened in 2002 with a mandate to make proposals to governments for a MUP_Torbion_09_Ch9 190 22/9/03, 3:41 pm A new European Union 191 new EU constitution in 2003. This would be necessary also to prepare for the ‘big bang’ enlargement decided at a summit in Copenhagen in December 2002, where it was agreed to invite ten candidate countries to join in 2004: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Negotiations would continue with

in Destination Europe
Richard Parrish

This chapter explores the future of European Union (EU) sports law and policy. The Bosman ruling led to the creation of the sports policy subsystem. A system of law governing the practice of sport is emerging in the EU of which the use of soft law is a particular feature. For the Single Market coalition, soft law does not legally challenge entrenched Treaty principles. For the socio-cultural coalition, soft law, although less satisfactory, allows for the construction of the separate territories approach which can safeguard sports autonomy. The future of sports law and policy is likely to be influenced by developments external and internal to the EU. The Single Market coalition and the socio-cultural coalition possess the institutional resources to undermine each other's deep and policy core belief systems. Sport should recognise that the EU is remarkably receptive to claims of special treatment.

in Sports law and policy in the European Union
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Nationalism in internationalism
Michael Holmes
Kathryn Simpson

. Holmes , M. (ed.) (2005a) Ireland and the European Union: Nice, enlargement and the future of Europe . Manchester : Manchester University Press . Holmes , M. (2005b) ‘The development of opposition to European integration in Ireland’, in M. Holmes (ed.) Ireland and the European Union: Nice, enlargement and the future of Europe , pp. 75

in Ireland and the European Union
Hard or soft?
Vivien Schmidt

UK to sit at the table and join in the conversation, even if it chooses to sit out many of the courses. Notes 1 For more examples, see: years-of-fake-news-about-eu-by-uk-press/. 2 Pushed by, e.g., the Glienicker Group (2013), the Eiffel Group ( 2014 ), and the Future of Europe initiative ( 2012 ). 3 See for example a recent study on the diverging views of French and German MPs on Eurozone governance by Blesse et al. ( 2016 ). References Adler-Nissen , Rebecca . 2014 . Opting Out of the

in The European Union after Brexit