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Postfunctionalism Reversed: Solidarity and Rebordering during the Corona-crisis

Dates:
  • Wed 04 Nov 2020 12.30 - 14.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-11-04 12:30 2020-11-04 14:00 Europe/Paris Postfunctionalism Reversed: Solidarity and Rebordering during the Corona-crisis

A Research Seminar organised in the framework of the European Governance & Politics Programme Seminar Series.

Abstract: Postfunctionalism posits a tradeoff between the functional scale of governance and the territorial scope of community: functional scale is large and transnational for efficiency reasons; community is small-scale and (sub-)national for reasons of social trust and collective identification. The Corona-crisis has turned this tradeoff upside down: it has shrunk functional scale to the (sub-)national level in the name of security, while lifting expectations of community to the grand transnational scale in the name of solidarity. This reversal of scales has resulted in a rapid rebordering of the Single Market and the Schengen area on the one hand, and a significant debordering of fiscal risk and burden sharing on the other hand. We reconstruct the evolution of this double-movement from January to August 2020, contrast it to historical trends in the scale-community tradeoff of European integration, and discuss implications for the postfunctionalist paradigm.

Speaker: Prof. Philipp Genschel

Chair: Prof. Daniele Caramani 

There are limited spots available to attend this event in person in Emeroteca (max 12 persons). Upon registration, you will be asked if you wish to attend in person or via Zoom; in the latter case, you will receive an email with the meeting ID and password shortly before the event. In case of in-person participation, seats in the room will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please register at the link below and kindly indicate your preference.

Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana

A Research Seminar organised in the framework of the European Governance & Politics Programme Seminar Series.

Abstract: Postfunctionalism posits a tradeoff between the functional scale of governance and the territorial scope of community: functional scale is large and transnational for efficiency reasons; community is small-scale and (sub-)national for reasons of social trust and collective identification. The Corona-crisis has turned this tradeoff upside down: it has shrunk functional scale to the (sub-)national level in the name of security, while lifting expectations of community to the grand transnational scale in the name of solidarity. This reversal of scales has resulted in a rapid rebordering of the Single Market and the Schengen area on the one hand, and a significant debordering of fiscal risk and burden sharing on the other hand. We reconstruct the evolution of this double-movement from January to August 2020, contrast it to historical trends in the scale-community tradeoff of European integration, and discuss implications for the postfunctionalist paradigm.

Speaker: Prof. Philipp Genschel

Chair: Prof. Daniele Caramani 

There are limited spots available to attend this event in person in Emeroteca (max 12 persons). Upon registration, you will be asked if you wish to attend in person or via Zoom; in the latter case, you will receive an email with the meeting ID and password shortly before the event. In case of in-person participation, seats in the room will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please register at the link below and kindly indicate your preference.


Location:
Emeroteca - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Seminar series

Contact:
European Governance and Politics Programme - Send a mail

Speaker:
Prof. Philipp Genschel (EUI - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)

Links:
RSCAS Registration Link

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