The EU at a Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives
This volume brings together experienced Professors and PhD researchers from all over Europe to summarise the crucial dilemmas that the European Union has to confront during its current multilevel crisis.
The chapters are organized into four parts. The first section deals with constitutional issues of the EU, namely multilevel democratic governance, gender equality, and participatory democracy, and the impact of the crisis on them. The second analyses public governance issues, with reference to urban planning as a new policy for the EU, state aid and privatization of public companies, corporate governance principles for public companies, and EU case law on freedom of establishment of companies. The third part discusses certain issues of the EU internal market and external trade, namely the Europeanisation of labour relations, the relation between EU environmental law and international agreements, the dilemma between regionalism and multilateralism in international trade law, and the Eurasian Economic Union. The fourth section explores the Eurozone crisis from different perspectives and areas, namely political philosophy, economics, political science, administrative science, and law.
Dr Despina Anagnostopoulou is an Associate Professor of EU Policies and Institutions at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is Jean Monnet Chair holder for EU Legal Studies, Director of the UNESCO Chair on Intercultural Policy, and Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Macedonia. She studied Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, EU Law at the Free University of Brussels-ULB, Belgium, and received her PhD from the University of Thrace, Greece.
Dr Ioannis Papadopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, and a Visiting Professor at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1 and Sciences Po, France. He holds a PhD in Law, a Master’s in Legal Philosophy, and a Master’s in Public Law, all from the University Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, France, as well as a Law Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. One of his books, written with Antoine Garapon, Juger en Amérique et en France. Culture juridique française et common law, has won two awards, has been translated into two international languages, and is widely considered to be a book of reference in comparative legal and political cultures.
Dr Lina Papadopoulou is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law and a Jean Monnet Chair holder for European Constitutional Law and Culture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and received her LLM at Trier, her PhD at Hannover, and her MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics. She was also a Postdoctoral ‘Marie Curie’ Fellow at the London School of Economics and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
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