A Second Chance for Europe

Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union

Editors: Ritzen, Jo (Ed.)

  • Dissects the EU’s many vulnerabilities and suggests workable solutions
  • Innovative and creative in pursuing “out of the box” solutions
  • Makes academic analysis directly applicable to major policy questions
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This book calls upon us to rethink and reboot the European Union. The authors dissect the EU’s many vulnerabilities: how some Member States are backsliding on the rule of law, freedom of the press, and control of corruption – and how globalization’s ‘discontents’ are threatening the liberal international order. It examines the need for a common immigration policy; the need to rethink the unsustainable debt overhang of some Eurozone countries; and the need to use education to foster a European identity.

Given the sum total of these vulnerabilities, the book argues, the EU may not survive beyond 2025 in its present form – that is, unless decisive action is taken. In turn, the book puts forward a number of workable solutions: a European economic model to secure full employment; a stronger European Court of Human Rights to counter systemic violations; a points-based immigration policy; clear exit options for the Eurozone; and an Open Education Area with a common second language. These solutions may reduce the number of EU countries, but would increase cohesion and overall survivability.

About the authors

Jo Ritzen is a professorial fellow in the International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education at UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.

He is a former Minister of Education, Culture, and Science of the Netherlands, served in the Dutch Cabinet at the Maastricht Treaty, a former Vice President of the World Bank and former President of Maastricht University.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Second Chance for Europe
Book Subtitle
Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union
Editors
  • Jo Ritzen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57723-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57723-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57722-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 illustrations in colour
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