Post Tagged with: "EU crisis"

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

The European Disunion: How the continent lost 
its way

The European Disunion: How the continent lost 
its way

The EU is under siege. The arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria has tested the single-border principle at the core of the union. The ongoing financial crisis in Greece has strained the single currency. The United Kingdom will soon hold a referendum on whether […]

by × 18 December 2015 ×

BSG Students, Deepening Democracy

Deepening Democracy in Europe: Participatory budgeting is a solution to the austerity vs democracy conundrum

Deepening Democracy in Europe: Participatory budgeting is a solution to the austerity vs democracy conundrum

In its mission statement the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security points out that while elections are vital to democracy, on their own they are not sufficient. According to, “Deepening Democracy”, a recent report, elections also need integrity. They are right. But elections are insufficient in at least another respect too. Democracy is not limited to casting a ballot once every four or five years; the nature of democratic government also manifests itself in the period between elections. This is best exemplified by the current sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone.

by × 18 November 2012 ×