Economic Europe: Subsidiarity, Solidarity, Development

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Abstract

In recent years economic Europe has received much criticism, often not based on a full understanding of the facts. The most frequent criticism is that Economic Europe (EE) is inadequate to construct and maintain a community of peoples and states that configure a federal or confederal system. Our thesis is that EE as it is constructed is a foundation for moving forward to more advanced forms of shared sovereignty that were previously wholly impossible, as demonstrated by the continuing resistance to this step. What should be noted is that the three great principles of subsidiarity, solidarity and development underlying EE are the same that, with an institutional and political evolution, will serve to move forward towards federal or confederal systems that cannot be mechanically transplanted from other historical cases, since the European Community is a new form of democracy, which we can call Eurodemocracy (ED).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Cultural Identity. Law, History, Theatre and Art
Pages83-103
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIdentità europea. Diritto, storia, cultura artistica e teatrale - Università Cattolica di Milano
Duration: 11 May 201712 May 2017

Conference

ConferenceIdentità europea. Diritto, storia, cultura artistica e teatrale
CityUniversità Cattolica di Milano
Period11/5/1712/5/17

Keywords

  • Development
  • Economic Europe
  • Solidarity
  • Subsidiarity

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