Workshop

The European Rescue of the European Union: The Socio-Economic Malaise of Integration

WP 7 - The Political Economy of the European Union

León, 9-10 September 2011

 

Organised by Agustín J. Menéndez, University of León

 

Workshop summary (D80) (pdf) 

 

RECON has articulated three different conceptions of the purpose and point of European integration in polity terms. At the same time, work package 7 has contributed a second dimension by means of tackling the conceptions of distributive justice that different visions of European integration gravitate towards.

This workshop aims at exploring the analytical, axiological and policy implications of this bi-dimensional understanding of the socio-economic constitution of the European Union by means of contrasting two of the main planks of the European socio-economic constitution: the four economic freedoms and the fiscal and monetary constitutional principles under which asymmetric European monetary union has proceeded. This leads to rendering explicit the highly political character of the European socio-economic constitution and articulating a research and policy agenda that pays proper attention to questions of democratic legitimacy and political stability. 

Workshop outline

 

The workshop takes place in the framework of RECON's work package 7 'The Political Economy of the European Union'. Read more on the research objectives of WP 7, and on the overall research objectives of RECON.

 

Programme

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Friday, 9 September 2011


09:30-11:00

11:00-11:15

Registration and opening

RECON at five 
Erik Oddvar Eriksen, ARENA, University of Oslo 

11:15-12:35

Keynote Speech

Historical memory, historical oblivion, historical amnesia in European integration (paper)
Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Aarhus University 

12:35-13:00

Debate

 

First Session: Theoretical Framework

13:00-13:20

The European rescue of the European Union
 Edoardo Chiti, Pedro Texeira and Agustín José Menéndez, University of León

13:20-14:00

Debate


Second Session: Economic Freedoms: Vanguard of European Integration or Il Topolino Morto Partorito dalla Montagna? 

Discussant: Fernando Losada, University of Helsinki

16:00-16:20

Recalibrating economic freedoms
Mads Andenæs, University of Oslo

16:20-17:00

 

Debate

17:00-17:20

Weighing and balancing: Proportionality as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  (paper)
Agustín José Menéndez, University of León

17:20-18:00

Debate

18:00-18:30

Coffee break

18:30-18:50

Third model  (paper)
Christian Joerges, ZERP, University of Bremen

 

 

18:50-19:30

Debate

 

 

Saturday, 10 September 2011


 

Third Session: Asymmetric Monetary Union: Towards Fiscal Union or The House that the Euro Unmade?    

Discussant: Lars Blichner, University of Bergen

10:00-10:20

Good governance of monetary policy?  (paper 1 - paper 2)
Michelle Everson, Birkbeck, University of London

10:20-11:00

Debate

11:00-11:20

The size that fits no-one: European monetarism reconsidered
Jeremy Leaman, Loughborough University

11:20-12:00

Debate

 

Fourth Session: What to do, Spinelli?

Discussants: Nicola Scotto

16:00-16:20

Rearranging the levels of governance in Europe  (paper)
David Mayes, University of Auckland

 

17:00-17:20

The democratic European Republic (paper)
Stefan Collignon, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

18:00-18:15

Closing
Edoardo Chiti, Agustín José Menéndez, Pedro Teixeira

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Agustín José Menéndez: menendez[at]unileon.es