Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Europe and Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Massimo Cacciari and Alessandro Carrera

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823267163

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823267163.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 05 June 2020

Thinking Europe

Thinking Europe

Chapter:
(p.35) 1 Thinking Europe
Source:
Europe and Empire
Author(s):

Massimo Cacciari

, Alessandro Carrera, Massimo Verdicchio
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267163.003.0002

The European Union is an unprecedented political experiment to the extent that it was not born from strength but from the clever use of the extreme weakness of Europe after World War II. That the national states had to abandon their pride was the condition to build the Union. That weakness was turned into economic strength but not into a strong political presence on the world arena. European citizens wanted precisely this: a strong economy and weak political decisions. But now it is the very weakness of European politics that prevents the European Union from consolidating and facing the economic challenges of globalization. Right now, the federalist origins of the European project have been abandoned. And it does not look like there is political will to revive them.

Keywords:   European Union, Maastricht Treaty, subsidiarity

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .