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The Foundations of the European Union As A Polity

Dates:
  • Wed 22 May 2019 16.00 - 17.30
  Add to Calendar 2019-05-22 16:00 2019-05-22 17:30 Europe/Paris The Foundations of the European Union As A Polity

In his book 'The Foundations of the EU as a Polity' Massimo Fichera provides an account of European integration as a process completed by the creation of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The study builds upon a demonstration of how European constitutionalism has been informed by security as a meta-constitutional rationale. Security is viewed not traditionally, but in broad terms, as a sort of raison d'├ętat, which inspires European integration and yet is characterised by tensions and contradictions that are inherent to European constitutionalism.

This conceptual framework is employed to analyse the development of the EU as a polity and, in particular, significant recent crises and issues related to the Eurozone, refugees, the rule of law, Brexit and constitutional identity. These events are not only recognised as being political shocks, but more meaningful and long-lasting occurrences which have had, and will continue to have, a deep impact on the development of the EU as a legal and political system. In light of this, the variety of crises that have recently affected the EU are discussed with thought given to their impact as an interlinking whole.


Should you wish to receive prof. Fichera's paper, please contact [email protected]

Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

In his book 'The Foundations of the EU as a Polity' Massimo Fichera provides an account of European integration as a process completed by the creation of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The study builds upon a demonstration of how European constitutionalism has been informed by security as a meta-constitutional rationale. Security is viewed not traditionally, but in broad terms, as a sort of raison d'├ętat, which inspires European integration and yet is characterised by tensions and contradictions that are inherent to European constitutionalism.

This conceptual framework is employed to analyse the development of the EU as a polity and, in particular, significant recent crises and issues related to the Eurozone, refugees, the rule of law, Brexit and constitutional identity. These events are not only recognised as being political shocks, but more meaningful and long-lasting occurrences which have had, and will continue to have, a deep impact on the development of the EU as a legal and political system. In light of this, the variety of crises that have recently affected the EU are discussed with thought given to their impact as an interlinking whole.


Should you wish to receive prof. Fichera's paper, please contact [email protected]


Location:
Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of Law
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Lecture

Organiser:
Prof. Deirdre Curtin (EUI - Law Department)

Contact:
Claudia de Concini (EUI - Law) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Prof. Massimo Fichera (University of Helsinki)
 
 

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