On 24 May Maurizio Ferrera gives a public lecture at The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Since Italy’s entry into the ERM in 1978, the strategic goal of the country’s center-left elites has been to firmly anchor Italy’s unstable and weak political economy within “Europe.” Pursuing this goal has been a balancing act: molding an external constraint in Brussels to make it domestically “manageable”; forcing compliance at home through structural and institutional reform. Admission into the EMU with the first group of countries in 1998 was an emblematic sign of success: Italy was able to become a “pupil” of the top league of Europe. But it remained an (increasingly) bad pupil, especially under Berlusconi. When the crisis hit in 2008, Italy’s political economy quickly became a shambles again. The risk of being downgraded to a “program country” under Troika surveillance loomed on the horizon. As in the early 1990s, a technocratic government, led this time by Monti, adopted a harsh reform package and tied the country’s hands with a much stricter external constraint: the Fiscal Compact. In 2014, Italy exited the EU’s EDP and MIP procedures: back to the classroom. Under Letta and, more openly, under Renzi, Italy has also become more assertive, in an attempt to re-mold the external constraint in a more favorable direction. It remains to be seen whether the country’s political economy will be able to fully overcome the crisis and sustain the European political ambitions of the Renzi government.
- When Tuesday, 24 May 2016
- Where Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
The team of EUVisions will be present at the Festival dell'Economia in Trento on 3-4-5 June 2016. Come find us at our booth in Piazza Cesare Battisti, we will be delighted to share with you the latest news on our project!
- When Friday, 03 June 2016
- Where Piazza Cesare Battisti, Trento
REScEU, together with the Hertie School of Governance, has organised a conference in Berlin to discuss Ordoliberalism in Europe. The aim of the conference is to bring together the distinguished scholars that have, in the past, contributed to the debate on Ordoliberalism, Germany and Europe and offer them a forum of two days in which to go into deeper, theoretical, historical and sociological reasoning on the genealogy and contemporary development of Ordoliberalism. The agenda is attached
- When Friday, 13 May 2016
- Where Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
The conference has taken place on 1 April 2016 in London. the presentations delivered at the conference are available below: Prof. Ferrera, The political production of organized (transnational) solidarity in the European Union Prof. Nicolaidis, Europe’s Solidarity Compass in a Demoicratic Perspective Prof. Strumia, Eu citizenship as a vehicle for transnational solidarity?
- When Friday, 01 April 2016
- Where Center for Transnational Legal Studies 37-39 High Holborn – London WC1V 6AA
On 12 May REScEU and the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences hosted Prof. Vivien Schmidt, from the University of Boston, for a Seminar on The Eurozone’s Legitimacy Crisis. After the seminar, Prof. Maurizio Ferrera and his team presented the project REScEU - Reconciling Economic and Social Europe - to Prof. Vivien Schmidt.
- When Tuesday, 12 May 2015
- Where Graduate School, via Pace 10 - Room B
From Wednesday, 1. April 2015 - 09:30am To Thursday, 2. April 2015 - 02:00pm the team met to discuss the advancements on the project.
- When Wednesday, 01 April 2015
- Where Università degli Studi di Milano: Aula seminari – lato passione (2 floor)
III REScEU team meeting was the occasion for Maurizio Ferrera to assess the progress of the Project, and for the Post Doc team members to present their research projects. The team also discussed the beta version of the website, and the developements made in the EU visions portal concept. Johannes Liem, a freelance web developer was invited to the meeting to give a presentation on his job as a web developer, to understand a possible cooperation on the Eu Visions website.
The IV team meeting was an occasion to discuss the advancements of our post-docs' research projects. Maurizio Ferrera, principal investigator of the project, presented his thoughts on the EU in a presentation with the title: "A Community Of Good Neighbours: What Normative Bases"