Turbulent and mighty continent. What future for Europe?

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Publication Date October 2013
ISBN 978-0-745-68096-5
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A United States of Europe, Winston Churchill proposed in 1946, could "as if by a miracle transform" that "turbulent and mighty continent". "In this way only", he continued, "will hundreds of millions of toilers be able to regain the simple joys and hopes which make life worth living".

Today, nearly seventy years later, over 500 million people live in the member states of the European Union – a greater number than in any other political community save for China and India. The currency of the Union, the euro, is used in economic transactions world-wide. Yet the EU is mired in the greatest crisis of its history, one that threatens its very existence as an entity able to have an impact upon world affairs. Europe no longer seems so mighty, instead but faces the threat of becoming an irrelevant backwater or, worse, once again the scene of turbulent conflicts. Divisions are arising all over Europe, while the popularity of the Union sinks. How can this situation be turned around?

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The EU as Community of Fate
  • Austerity and After
  • No More Social Model?
  • The Cosmopolitan Imperative
  • Climate Change and Energy
  • The Search for Relevance
  • Conclusion
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Commentary and Analysis
London School of Economics (LSE): EUROPP Blog, 04/11/2013: Five minutes with Anthony Giddens: “The European social model can and must survive the crisis” http://bit.ly/1alM0Ca
London School of Economics (LSE): EUROPP Blog, 24/11/2013: Book Review: Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe? https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2013/11/24/book-review-turbulent-and-mighty-continent-what-future-for-europe/
Jacques Delors Institute: Notre Europe: Synthesis, 28/03/2014: Turbulent and Mighty Continent. What Future for Europe? https://institutdelors.eu/en/publications/turbulent-and-mighty-continent-what-future-for-europe/
Centre for European Reform (CER): Insights, 15/05/2014: Presidential candidates, European federalism and Tony Giddens, May 2014 http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/presidential-candidates-european-federalism-and-tony-giddens
Centre for European Reform (CER): Blog, 03/06/2014: Presidential candidates, European federalism and Charles Grant http://centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/presidential-candidates-european.html

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