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‘Crisis, What Crisis?’ On the Virtues of Muddling Through in European Politics

Radice, Henry (2013) ‘Crisis, What Crisis?’ On the Virtues of Muddling Through in European Politics. Euro Crisis in the Press (24 Mar 2013). Website.

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As a Europe on tenterhooks awaits the next development in the Cypriot crisis this weekend, the sense of popular disenchantment with the European project across much of the continent seems to echo a famous passage by Antonio Gramsci: “If the ruling class has lost its consensus, i.e., is no longer ‘leading’ but only ‘dominant’, exercising coercive force alone, this means precisely that the great masses have become detached from their traditional ideologies…. The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” [1]

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Development
Justice and Security Research Programme
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 23:19

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