The EU crisis and EU legitimacy

  • February 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Speaker: Professor Stefano Bartolini

The EU crisis, and the new economic governance instruments invented to solve it, further complicates the problem of the source of EU legitimacy. This lecture will explore these problematic connections.

Stefano Bartolini is director of the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and used to teach at the University of Bologna. He is an author of the book Restructuring Europe which focuses on the theory of European integration. He argues a model which partially redraws the boundaries of the nation-state and thereby creates new  exit options for societal and political actors. Bartolini will be discussing the influence of the imbalance that the political restructuring of Europe and the sustainability of the democratic welfare state and European integration.

This is a talk for those of you who want to be more informed about the European debate before a possible IN-OUT referendum in 2015.

The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email [masked]| or call[masked] 6043.

After the event we'll be going for drinks in a nearby pub to continue the discussion.

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  • Mona

    Thanks Maja for organising - a very interesting topic, and even though the professor was difficult to follow, led to some interesting debate afterwards! Very nice choice of pub too.... thank you

    March 1, 2013

  • Aga

    I have been to few lectures before about the crisis in EU and they were all interesting. Unfortunately this time I didn't understand anything. I am not sure if it was the speaker or if I was sleepy. Sorry for not joining you afterwards.

    February 20, 2013

    • Patrick

      I also unfortunately found the delivery quite dry and un-compelling, compared to the previous discussion I went to there, also on the EU, with 4 speakers. Still, the pub social was great :)

      February 20, 2013

    • Anna

      I, too, found it hard to follow the speaker and concentrate on what he was saying. I really woke up when the the audience started asking questions, which were much more dynamic and audible (because the were given microphones that worked) than was the speaker.

      February 22, 2013

  • Annie

    Here is a link to the audio of the Simon Hix lecture if anyone is interested. Democratising a Macro-Economic Union in Europe

    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1764

    February 21, 2013

  • Adele

    I enjoyed both the lecture and the debate afterwards. Was very informative, pertinent and pragmatic. Left me hungry for more and to understand the topic in more depth!! My guest loved it too..Thanks for organising!!

    February 20, 2013

  • Juanjo

    The guy argued his the case strongly, and the review of measures (EFSF, ESM…) was informative. The acronyms, of course, are another symptom of the problem…

    February 20, 2013

  • Matthew F.

    The pub debate was better...neuro or seuro...people v elites, why didn't the UK licencing law changes 10 years ago change the brits drinking habits. Downstairs or upstairs at Ronnie Scotts jazz Club..The social afterwards saved the evening

    February 20, 2013

  • Annie

    Clearly, I know less on the subject than I should but that was the motivation to go along and learn. Unfortunately, one needed to be more familiar with the topic in order to follow the lecture. I was also very, very tired - a combo that's not particularly conducive to absorbing information! Considered the Simon Hix lecture mentioned, but felt my time might be better spent reading up.

    Any links to the idiot's guide to European Union gratefully received :)

    February 20, 2013

  • Colm

    Was a very interesting event, and an interesting place - not been to the LSE before; good to know that there are so many interesting things on in London, and of course interesting people to go to them with! The material covered was quite stimulating, if at times a little concerning. Looking forward to attending some more of the events from the series.

    February 20, 2013

  • Maja

    Thank you all for coming, especially those who stayed for a debate in the pub. The range of topics always fascinates me. It is good to know that I can still be friends with people with whom I may not agree.

    February 20, 2013

  • Yoana D.

    I liked the questions afterwards! Too bad I couldn't catch you for drinks afterwards!

    February 20, 2013

  • Caroline D

    Interesting subject-a bit difficult to hear sometimes

    February 20, 2013

  • Paul R

    Brilliant, It lived up to expectations, i think we are all still friends too, lol, Paul :-)

    February 19, 2013

  • Porsche

    Couldn't hear everything, unfortunately. Speaker didn't speak into the microphone loud enough most of the time. What was audible sounded good & interesting, though.

    February 19, 2013

  • Porsche

    Staff are being kinda corny about seating - seat holding isn't allowed. See you whenever you get here.

    P.S. No pub for me. Headache. Going home afterwards.

    February 19, 2013

  • Porsche

    I'll be earlier than expected.

    February 19, 2013

    • Maja

      great, keep a few chairs for the rest of us :)

      February 19, 2013

    • Porsche

      Here. Will try.

      February 19, 2013

  • iain

    Unable to come to this event now :-(

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately there has been a cold / virus going round my office that I have caught,
    I will not go tonight as I don't want to pass it on to LEC members - enjoy the debate.

    February 19, 2013

  • Gerbert

    Apologies for my late notice. I turns out that I have to stay in till late at work today.

    February 19, 2013

  • Audrey

    Shame, I really wanted to go!

    February 18, 2013

  • Al

    Sorry guys, I'm still in New York

    February 18, 2013

  • Andrea

    Blessed with a f.... cold I move to the safe side and switch to no :-(

    February 18, 2013

  • Marcello

    More likely I'll be alone...

    February 18, 2013

  • Adele

    Really looking forward to this!!

    February 14, 2013

  • Maja

    Maja thinks that Meetup is great because it enables people to meet and do stuff that they like-even if that is discussing politics. Maja dislikes spam. Maja dislikes people who have an oppinion and sit at their desk and are not open minded to make a step out of their house/office and see/hear what other people think and discuss it face to face in a civilised manner. There are plenty of internet forums where you can write what you like about the EU. The LEC will never be that kind of forum, because we don't have a paid moderator to observe 24/7 what is being published (like the BBC web site for example). So Maja says-come to the talk and debate afterwards in the pub as long as you like. Maja has started the LEC (free for members), she has spotted, written and announced the event, if there are many of us she will ring the pub to tell them we are coming. But she WILL NOT sit and moderate other people's comments.

    3 · January 26, 2013

  • Maja

    This is my FINAL request for all of those who are using this web site to vent out frustrations. As we can't hire a moderator and I can not accept that it is used for throwing abuse, I will delete all the comments because they are not relevant (even if you think they are). The model of our meetups is:
    1) go to an event
    2) meetup afterwards for a civilised debate

    Who ever doesn't like this format is welcome to start a new meetup group with a different concept. I'd expect all members, but organisers in particular to understand this concept and enforce it.
    PS. Before I am accused of stopping free speach, I'd like to emphasize that this has got nothing to do with free speach, but with good housekeeping.

    January 25, 2013

    • iain

      I'm guessing most LEC'rs are eminently capable of making their own decision on what meet up facilities they use.Wouldn't you agree ? :-)

      January 25, 2013

    • Patrick

      Yes, that's what I said. And maybe discussion page would be the way forward, as you say. See what Maja thinks anyway.

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for saying sorry earlier and no worries, I look forward to having a beer with you and continuing the debate - as Maja says after the talk - if Dennis joins in I'm sure it will be lively and a good laugh. Have a good weekend :)

    January 25, 2013

  • Maja

    I am glad so many of you have subscribed to this event. The debate is timely and I am not going to limit numbers. The venue takes about 200 people, and it is on a first come first serve basis, so please try to get there as early as possible, if you arrive late you may not be let in.
    We'll definitely be going to a pub to continue this discussion afterwards, I will send you the details later on.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The timing for this debate could not be better...

    January 22, 2013

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