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MWP Book Roundtable with Prof. Vivien Schmidt (Boston University) - Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Dates:
  • Wed 02 Dec 2020 17.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2020-12-02 17:00 2020-12-02 18:30 Europe/Paris MWP Book Roundtable with Prof. Vivien Schmidt (Boston University) - Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Online event (via Zoom)

Book abstract:

This volume examines the interrelationship between democratic legitimacy at the European level and the ongoing Eurozone crisis that began in 2010.

Europe's crisis of legitimacy stems from 'governing by rules and ruling by numbers' in the sovereign debt crisis, which played havoc with the eurozone economy while fueling political discontent. Using the lens of democratic theory, the book assesses the legitimacy of EU governing activities first in terms of their procedural quality ('throughput'), by charting EU actors' different pathways to legitimacy, and then evaluates their policy effectiveness ('output') and political responsiveness ('input'). In addition to an engaging and distinctive analysis of Eurozone crisis governance and its impact on democratic legitimacy, the book offers a number of theoretical insights into the broader question of the functioning of the EU and supranational governance more generally.

It concludes with proposals for how to remedy the EU's problems of legitimacy, reinvigorate its national democracies, and rethink its future.

Moderator:

  • Dorothee Bohle (EUI), Max Weber Programme Director and Professor of Political Science (SPS Department)

Panellists:

  • Vivien Schmidt (Boston University), Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration; Professor of International Relations and Political Science
  • Paul Dermine (EUI), Max Weber Fellow, LAW Department
  • Sebastian Diessner (EUI), Max Weber Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
  • Brigid Laffan (EUI), Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, 1st December (at noon).

Registered participants will then receive the Zoom link.

The roundtable will be recorded and will be made available on the MWP YouTube channel.

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  Outside EUI premises -

Online event (via Zoom)

Book abstract:

This volume examines the interrelationship between democratic legitimacy at the European level and the ongoing Eurozone crisis that began in 2010.

Europe's crisis of legitimacy stems from 'governing by rules and ruling by numbers' in the sovereign debt crisis, which played havoc with the eurozone economy while fueling political discontent. Using the lens of democratic theory, the book assesses the legitimacy of EU governing activities first in terms of their procedural quality ('throughput'), by charting EU actors' different pathways to legitimacy, and then evaluates their policy effectiveness ('output') and political responsiveness ('input'). In addition to an engaging and distinctive analysis of Eurozone crisis governance and its impact on democratic legitimacy, the book offers a number of theoretical insights into the broader question of the functioning of the EU and supranational governance more generally.

It concludes with proposals for how to remedy the EU's problems of legitimacy, reinvigorate its national democracies, and rethink its future.

Moderator:

  • Dorothee Bohle (EUI), Max Weber Programme Director and Professor of Political Science (SPS Department)

Panellists:

  • Vivien Schmidt (Boston University), Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration; Professor of International Relations and Political Science
  • Paul Dermine (EUI), Max Weber Fellow, LAW Department
  • Sebastian Diessner (EUI), Max Weber Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
  • Brigid Laffan (EUI), Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, 1st December (at noon).

Registered participants will then receive the Zoom link.

The roundtable will be recorded and will be made available on the MWP YouTube channel.


Location:
Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Roundtable

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - Max Weber Programme) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Vivien Schmidt (Professor at Boston University)

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