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Tremors in Europe: Mapping the Faultlines

This edition of the Green European Journal sets out to identify and apprehend some of the forces of integration and disintegration at work in Europe today.

Articles in this edition

01.07.2016
Boats Against the Current: Europe in Unchartered Waters

Behind the sensational headlines and the obfuscating rhetoric, how can we explain the stark polarisation that seems to be taking hold, across Europe, between those who defend the idea of Europe and its institutions, and those who feel these do not enhance but rather hinder and threaten their aspirations?

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01.07.2016
We Owe the European Dream to Citizens

The European Union is far from perfect – from a Green perspective – yet at times when it is threatened, we must rally to its defence as an idea and as a project.

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01.07.2016
EU Economics Meets Democracy

The architecture of the European Union institutions is flawed.

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01.07.2016
United in Fear

A circulation of misinformation can have far-reaching implications, and can influence not only the European Union’s relations with Russia and its neighbours, but also its own internal process of integration.

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01.07.2016
Europeanisation from Below: Democracy as a Driver of Integration

Can democracy be the project that leads to further European integration?

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01.07.2016
The Anxieties That (Dis)Unite: Terrorism and the Forces of Integration

In a rational world, security threats might boost European integration, given their cross-border nature. Today’s Europe, however, is different.

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01.07.2016
A Letter to Those Who Must Soon Give Way to the Next Generation

The serious challenges confronting the European Union have placed the future course of its integration in doubt. Against this backdrop, young people have a central role to play.

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01.07.2016
The Fight Against TTIP: A Green Pyrrhic Victory?

Victory seems to be in sight for the movement against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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01.07.2016
Fighting the Unholy Alliance: How Religion Can Contribute to Integration

To what extent are the values we ascribe to Europe today rooted in religion?

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01.07.2016
Cosmopolitan Peripheries

The imbalance and lack of solidarity between Member States is such that the project is running out of political energy, bringing adverse consequences for us all.

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01.07.2016
Building European Sovereignty: A Condition for Effective Political Agency

In order to regain momentum, a vision of European integration infused with bold notions of European sovereignty should be put forward.

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01.07.2016
Saving the Eurozone: Is There a Green Way out of the Crisis?

Today, the debate surrounding the Eurozone focuses essentially on two questions: whether it would be preferable or even unavoidable to break up the euro area, at least in its current form, and whether it would be possible to fulfill the necessary political and economic conditions for a more resilient, prosperous and integrated EMU.

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01.07.2016
Perfect Complements: Is Regionalism the Way Forward for Europe?

There is a kind of nationalism in Europe that is not only progressive, but has the potential to reinforce European integration.

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01.07.2016
Tearing Europe Apart

Is there an optimal amount of countries, after which an organisation becomes dysfunctional?

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01.07.2016
The Unhappy Marriage of Capitalism and Democracy at the Root of Europe’s Crisis

The Left must put the question of capitalism squarely on the table.

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01.07.2016
Engine Breakdown or Power Shortage? How the Franco-German Engine Is No Longer Driving Europe

Since the outset, the ‘Franco-German engine’ has been the driving force in the European construction process.

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