The state of the European State - ECSA CH 2018 Annual Conference

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When European studies scholars discuss the European Union (EU)’s institutional structure, they usually stress its sui generis supra- or trans-national nature, and sometimes even indulge in a post national trope (reminiscent of a broader de-nationalization and de-territorialization trend in international relations). Provided they look at the State and do not disparage it as a thing of the past, it is usually as a static political unit, acting as an agent of EU law, and sometimes, albeit more rarely (even among federalists), as a model for the institutionalization of the EU itself. European integration would not have been possible without a simultaneous evolution of the State itself, however. This is true of EU Member States as much as of other States participating in the broader project of European integration, like Switzerland. This mirroring relationship has been famously exemplified in discussions pertaining to the EU’s and States’ sovereignty, constitutionalism or democracy. Interestingly, the European State has now returned to the fore in European debates. The questions the 2018 ECSA-CH Annual Conference would like to broach pertain therefore to the state of the European State today.
29.11.2018 16:00    -    30.11.2018 18:15
Site MIS 04 / Salle salle Jäggi (MIS 4112)
Avenue de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg
Chaire de droit international public et de droit européen - ECSA CH
Lorna Loup
Av. Beauregard 11
1700 Fribourg
026 300 8114
Keynote conference by Prof. Paul Magnette, Bourgmestre de la Commune de Charleroi, Professeur à l’Université libre de Bruxelles et ancien ministre-président de la Wallonie.
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Date limite: 2018-11-01