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Jürgen Habermas and the European Economic Crisis: Cosmopolitanism Reconsidered.
  • Gaspare M Genna
  • Thomas Haakenson, California College of the Arts
  • Ian Wilson, Centre College, Danville Kentucky
The European Union entered into an economic crisis in late 2009 that was sparked by bank bailouts and led to large, unsustainable, sovereign debt. The crisis was European in scale, but hit some countries in the Eurozone harder than others. Despite the plethora of writings devoted to the economic crisis in Europe, present understandings of how the political decisions would influence the integration project continue to remain vague. What does it actually mean to be European? Is Europe still a collection of peoples that rallied together during good times and then retreat to nationalism when challenges appear? Or has Europe adopted a common identity that would foster solidarity during hard times?
Publication Date
May 16, 2016
Citation Information
Gaspare M Genna, Thomas Haakenson and Ian Wilson. Jürgen Habermas and the European Economic Crisis: Cosmopolitanism Reconsidered.. New York(2016)
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