by Gisela Hernández Liberal democracy has been systematically dismantled in Poland and Hungary. Despite a wide arsenal of enforcement instruments, the European Union (EU) institutions have not been able to tackle this rule of law (RoL) crisis. Indeed, Article 7, the Treaty provision designed to address systemic violations of fundamental values, has been dragging on […]
By Patrick Bijsmans (Maastricht University) In recent decades criticism on the European Union (EU) and even the complete dismissal of European integration – a range of positions generally grouped under the umbrella term ‘Euroscepticism’ – have gained ground. Euroscepticism has become mainstream, as “it has become increasingly more legitimate and salient (and in many ways […]
by Jan Pieter Beetz (Utrecht University) On 15 September 2022, the vast majority of the Members of the European Parliament condemned Hungary’s Fidesz government for undermining European values. They proposed that Hungary has become an electoral autocracy. Further, they called for more forceful action against the Hungarian government by the EU. What authority does the […]
by Dr Maxine David (Leiden University), Professor Roberta Guerrina (University of Bristol), and Dr Katharine A.M. Wright (Newcastle University) When we were first asked to contribute a piece to the symposium on planetary politics, we were conscious of wanting to move the discussion on from “gendering normative power”, all too often understood as applying a […]
by Professor Ian Manners, Lund University For the past two decades, the ‘Normative Power Approach’ (NPA) has affected both academic and policymaking debates on the European Union (EU) in global politics. Since its publication in the Journal of Common Market Studies in 2002, the Normative Power article has remained one of the highest cited and […]
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