After the storm by Luuk van Middelaar,Philippe Van Parijs

By Luuk van Middelaar,Philippe Van Parijs

In his years as president of the ecu Council, Herman Van Rompuy met with a magnificent sequence of top thinkers to debate the way forward for Europe. He set the bar excessive via asking them to inform him whatever he had no longer heard ahead of. The philosophers, economists, political scientists and felony specialists who took up his invitation met the problem brilliantly. In openhearted and stimulating discussions, they expressed either fears and hopes for the eu undertaking at some extent whilst Europe, with the euro quandary, chanced on itself in a raging typhoon. on the request of the president, a few of these thinkers have now positioned their principles and ideas on paper. Herman Van Rompuy has written the introductory essay. The important, topical subject of this assortment is the democratic legitimacy of Europe and its associations. the place one sees too little eu democracy, one other sees an excessive amount of Brussels presumption. The euro hindrance uncovered the strain among democracy and a foreign money union, and among the country states of the european. The nationalist refexes that accompany those tensions are noticeable at the present time in a brand new and unsafe typhoon that's in a roundabout way addressed within the publication: the migration situation. All this makes After the hurricane quintessential interpreting for a person focused on Europe. individuals: Herman Van Rompuy Rémi Brague Maurizio Ferrera Dieter Grimm Jürgen Habermas Turkuler Isiksel Ivan Krastev Koen Lenaerts David Miller Dani Rodrik Pierre Rosanvallon Fritz Scharpf Paul Schefer Amartya Sen Larry Siedentop Frank Vandenbroucke

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