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Different “worlds of governance”? Building Europe on the foundations of diverse and weak national institutions


The Megaron Plus and the London School of Economics and Political Science
In collaboration with the Hellenic Alumni Association of the London School of Economics

Cycle:  “New Reflections on Our Changing World”

Professor Kevin Featherstone, FAcSS. Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics; Director, Hellenic Observatory.

Discussant: Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor of European Integration, University of Athens, and President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, ELIAMEP

Co-ordinator: Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Associate Professor of the University of Athens and research fellow of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, ELIAMEP

The euro-crisis has exposed how far the European Union must deal with different ‘worlds of governance’ across its member states.  The EU had neglected the challenges of different institutional capacities and administrative cultures in the national implementation of its policies. How come? Now it is drawn into an unprecedented ‘micro-management’ of national reform, raising issues of credibility and legitimacy and risking new national and European cleavages.  Can the EU cope with these challenges? Can the ‘bail-out’ states truly standalone?

In English and Greek with simultaneous translation

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