Democracy in the Construction of Europe: achievements, constraints, and limits, 1992-2019
This workshop aims at historicizing the role of democracy within the process of European integration, discussing its achievements, shortcomings and limits. By offering a historical perspective on the role and features of democracy within the construction of the EEC/EU, the workshop will also offer a deeper understanding of both the so-called democratic deficit and the historical roots of populism.
Due to the Covid-19 Emergency, the workshop will be lived streamed only. Pre-registration is required for both the morning session and the afternoon session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the information about joining the videoconference.
11.00-13.00: Piers N. Ludlow (London School of Economics): "Creating a rod for its own back – why did the European Commission remain so keen on a stronger European Parliament, 1958-2000"
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15.00 – 16.00: Daniele Pasquinucci (University of Siena): “Germanophobia and Euroscepticism in Italy and France".
16.00-17.30: Roundtable with Benedetto Zaccaria (EUI and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) “The European Commission and the Making of the Copenhagen Criteria (1989-1993)”, Francesco Nicoli (Ghent University) “The functional nature of democratic legitimacy: theory and the EMU experience”, Lukáš Hamřík (Masaryk University, Brno) “The Personalisation of Politics at the Institutional Level of the European Union”.
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Organizing Committee: Sara Lorenzini (University of Trento), Umberto Tulli (University of Trento)