Nobody can doubt that the need to combine social and economic diversity with some form of legal and political unity has formed a key problem for any political and legal order from the beginning of recorded history and remains so in the contemporary world.
This theme seeks to bring together researchers from all four of the EUI’s core disciplines interested in developing an interdisciplinary dialogue about the different ways, both empirically and theoretically, diversity and unity can be combined from a federalist or a subsidiarity perspective. Different models of federalism and subsidiarity have been proposed for managing both the economic diversity of the Eurozone within the unity of a common currency, to the many different forms of combining diverse religious, ethnic, linguistic, and material values and preferences within a single legal, political and economic unit.
Topics suitable for this group might include discussion of how markets operate as mechanisms for uniting sellers and buyers offering and possessing a diversity of products and preferences; diversity and unity within multicultural societies; studies of different types of federalism; and the governance of the EU as a mechanism for combining unity with diversity, among other issues.
Leads: Richard Bellamy (MWP) and Stefan Grundmann (LAW)
Shreya Atrey (LAW)
Johann Robert Basedow (RSCAS)
Maria Adele Carrai (LAW)
Amuitz Garmendia Madariaga (SPS)
Alexander Katzaitis (RSCAS)
Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna (LAW)
Sophie Lemiere (RSCAS)
Andrej Milivojevic (HEC)
Clara Rauchegger (LAW)
Stefanie Reher (SPS)
Line Rennwald (SPS)