Building: (Building C) Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics Floor: 4th floor Room: 405
This panel is organised around the new book by Richard Bellamy, ‘A Republican Europe of States. Cosmopolitanism, Intergovernmentalism and Democracy in the EU’ (CUP, 2019). The book discusses on which norms state peoples ought to cooperate in the EU and how these norms can be fleshed out institutionally so that the EU can democratically reconnect to its citizens. With Francis Cheneval, Christopher Lord and Dorothea Gaedeke.
A superb rethinking of the European Union, which both reveals the deep and continuing appeal of the project, scattering
the Brexit fog, and motivates an arresting but sensible set of proposals for institutional reform.
— Philip Pettit
The book is compelling in its critique of present excesses of European legal and monetary integration and of normatively unsustainable proposals for further centralization. Its own vision of a republican Europe of sovereign states that are respecting their cosmopolitan obligations appears normatively most attractive.
— Fritz Scharpf