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European values, challenges and opportunities for EU governance, edited by François Foret and Oriane Calligaro - hardcover

Redefinitions of EU borders (enlargements, Brexit), geopolitical challenges (conflicts, migrations, terrorism, environmental risks) and the economic and financial crises have triggered debates on the common values that hold European countries and citizens together, justify public action and ensure the sustainability of European governance. This book discusses the genesis of and increasing references to "European values", their appropriation by diverse groups of actors and their impact on public action. It argues that European values are a broad and flexible symbolic repertoire, instrumental to serving diverging ends, and a resource for both negotiation and conflicts. Looking at the broader picture, the book reflects on the role of values in the institutionalization of the EU as a political order and paves the way to an assessment of its singularity in comparison with other polities across time and space. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners in EU politics, comparative politics, IR, public policy, sociology and cultural studies
Table Of Contents
Analysing European values : an introduction / François Foret and Oriane Calligaro -- The duality of human dignity in Europe / Aurora Plomer -- Human dignity in EU bioethics politics : a bridge-building incentive or a conflict-driving force? / Emilie Mondo -- Conflict over values in the European multilevel space : the case of morality issues / Isabelle Engeli and Eva-Maria Euchner -- Values in EU governance : how and why do political and social actors stand for the rule of law? / Ramona Coman -- The values of the Court of Justice of the European Union / Sabine Saurugger and Fabien Terpan -- Transparency in the European crisis : between ethicisation and economicisation / Marylou Hamm -- From democracy by proxy to a stakeholder democracy : the changing faces of a founding value of the EU / Nicolas Hubé and Philippe Aldrin -- Overcoming the taboo : disputes over European values via the European Citizens' Initiative / Luis Bouza Garcia and Alvaro Oleart Perez-Seoane -- Conclusion : resilience and elusiveness of European values / François Foret and Oriane Calligaro
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
viii, 189 pages, 25 cm.

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