How to democratize Europe / Stéphanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste, Antoine Vauchez.
- Standardized Title:
- Pour un traité de démocratisation de l'Europe. English
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. , ©2019
xiv, 209 pages ; 25 cm
- Democratization -- European Union countries.
Democracy -- European Union countries.
European Union countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
European Union countries -- Economic policy.
Populism -- Europe.
Equality -- Europe.
Right-wing extremists -- Europe.
Politics and government.
Europe -- European Union countries.
- The European Union has long suffered from a lack of democratic accountability. In the past decade, the problem has become particularly acute in the economic management of the Eurozone, the 19 countries of the E.U. that use the Euro (nine members don't). At present, the central institution for management of the Eurozone is the Eurogroup, an informal body led by national finance ministers who report neither to the European Parliament nor to national parliaments but coordinate their activities with the Troika, that is, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Council. Critics accuse the Eurogroup both of lack of transparency and of consistently putting the interests of the rich northwest ahead of the interests of poorer and smaller nations in the east and south. In How to Democratize Europe, four distinguished French scholars describe the diverse problems of the Eurozone and propose a treaty that would establish a parliament for economic policy consisting of selected members of national parliaments. Various contributors then respond to the proposal with support, criticism, or ideas for alternatives.-- Provided by publisher.
- Part One. Another Europe is possible: The euro-ization of Europe: the extramural rise of the government of the euro / Guillaume Sacriste and Antoine Vauchez
On the legal feasibility of a treaty to democratize the governance of the euro area
What would the parliamentary assembly of the euro area look like?
What to do if some member states reject the proposed treaty?
Part Two. Draft treaty on the democratization of the governance of the euro area (T-Dem ): Explanatory statement
Draft treaty on the democratization of the governance of the euro area (T-Dem )
Part Three. Debate now!: Europe's constituent moment / Jeremy Adelman and Anne-Laure Delatte
Ten thoughts on the treaty democratizing the euro area (T-Dem) / Paul Magnette
For a democratization of Eurozone governance / Kalypso Nicolaidis
The European parliament is the parliament of the euro area / Pierre Moscovici
A Eurozone congress / Luuk van Middelaar and Vestert Borger
The economy is a polity: implications for the new modes of economic governance in the EU / Christian Joerges
In search of lost sovereignty / Iphigenie Kamtsidou
Reconciling democratic sovereignty with economic and monetary integration: T-Dem in dialogue with the German constitutional court / Ulrike Liebert
Citizen-based paths of democratization for the EU without new treaty making / Rui Tavares
Part Four. Rejoinders: T-Dem: why? how?
European parliamentary sovereignty on the shoulders of national parliamentary sovereignties
Europeanizing politics, politicizing Europe
Manifesto for the democratization of Europe / Manon Bouju, Lucas Chancel, Anne-Laure Delatte, Stephanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste, Antoine Vauchez.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Piketty, Thomas, 1971- author.
Sacriste, Guillaume, 1972- author.
Vauchez, Antoine, author.
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