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The crisis of the European Union : a response

Author: Jürgen Habermas; Ciaran Cronin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2012.
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Extended essay on the constitution for Europe which represents the author's constructive engagement with the European project at a time when the crisis of the euro zone is threatening the very existence of the European Union. He addresses the growing realization that the European treaty needs to be revised in order to deal with the structural defects of monetary union, but a clear perspective for the future is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Constitution
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Habermas; Ciaran Cronin
ISBN: 9780745662428 0745662420
OCLC Number: 779259267
Notes: First pub. in German as: Zur Verfassung Europas. Berlin : Suhrkamp Verlag, 2011.
Description: xii, 140 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The crisis of the European Union in light of a constitutionalization of international law : an essay on the Constitution of Europe. I. Why Europe is now more than ever a constitutional project ; II. The European Union must decide between transnational democracy and post-democratic executive federalism ; III. From the international to the cosmopolitan community --
The concept of human dignity and the realistic utopia of human rights --
Appendix: The Europe of the Federal Republic. I: After the bankruptcy : an interview ; II: The euro will decide the fate of the European Union ; III: A pact for or against Europe?
Other Titles: Zur Verfassung Europas.
Responsibility: Jürgen Habermas ; translated by Ciaran Cronin.


Translated by Ciaran Cronin. In the midst of the current crisis that is threatening to derail the historical project of European unification, Jurgen Habermas has been one of the most perceptive  Read more...
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"One of Europe's most prominent intellectuals, a social political theorist of the highest standing. In pinpointing the lack of democratic participation, he builds a case that Europe's leaders will Read more...

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