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A Political Theory for Our Time


Edited By 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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The European Citizens’ Initiative


A Great Responsibility for Federalists*

Sylvia-Yvonne KAUFMANN

On April 1st, 2012, Europe will break new ground: from then on one of the most important innovations in the EU, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), will be in force and for the first time in history direct transnational democracy will become reality. Thinking about this breaking event, it is worth having a short look back at a long way full of stones.

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