Governance with the people?

The European Commission’s White paper on governance is considered to be an important part of the legitimizing strategy favoured by the commission: as a first preparatory step before the constitutional negotiations, it outlines the Commission’s outlook on the normative principles that should guide European governance in the years to come – what is more, a … Continue reading Governance with the people?

Moral Fortress Europe I: Peace and Human Rights

We have briefly considered how the initial permissive consensus was ended in part because the self-perception of the European Union as a ‘community of winners’ became increasingly less tenable. This is especially true in times of economic crisis, but we saw Majone claim that after rapid catch-up with the United States in the immediate postwar … Continue reading Moral Fortress Europe I: Peace and Human Rights