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Europe should reject Jürgen Habermas’ vision of a federal European state and instead create an enduring association between sovereign nations.

Glendinning, Simon (2013) Europe should reject Jürgen Habermas’ vision of a federal European state and instead create an enduring association between sovereign nations. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (03 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What should the ultimate aim of European integration be? Simon Glendinning writes on the argument put forward by Jürgen Habermas in favour of creating a ‘supranational democracy’ in Europe, with a common European government. Taking issue with Habermas’ interpretation of the philosopher Immanuel Kant, he argues that the creation of a supranational democracy is not only unlikely, but conceptually flawed. Rather than viewing a voluntary association of independent states as being fundamentally weak or incomplete without further integration, we should recognise that it offers the best of all worlds: preserving European diversity, while also increasing tolerance and safeguarding against war.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:25
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 23:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72424

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