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A Political Theory for Our Time


Lucio Levi, Giampiero Bordino and Antonio Mosconi

This volume is a collection of essays published between 1999 and 2015 in the review The Federalist Debate. The book highlights the issue of federalism intended as a theoretical paradigm to interpret the major problems of our age, and in particular the issues of peace and war in a world characterized by an uncontrolled globalization.

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Europe Needs a Government



Fernand HERMAN

Mr President, ladies, gentlemen, honourable members of the Convention, you have heard at length from diverse members of civil society who have expectations of Europe.

Those expectations are many and pressing. For the most part, we share them, but the organisations I represent today are concerned principally with the capacity of the institutions to meet these expectations. Because nothing is more harmful than the repeated declaration of elevated ambitions which are never realised.

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