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Kenneth Armstrong à l'ULB: "Governed by Europe or Governing through Europe. Lessons from Brexit"
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26 février 2019
Dans le cadre de la Chaire Ganshof van der Meersch 2018-2019 le Professeur Kenneth Armstrong (Professor of European Law à l'Université de Cambrdige) donnera une conférence destinée au grand public sur le thème "Governed by Europe or Governing through Europe. Lessons from Brexit". Il sera accueilli par la Professeure Ramona Coman, Directrice de l'Institut d'Études européennes.

Abstract de la leçon

Every democratic and constitutional order experiences the same dilemma, namely how to govern through a set of political and legal structures while at the same time being governed by those structures. The way in which we conventionally resolve this dilemma is by emphasising that these structures and the discipline that they exert are a means of self-government and self-realisation.

Extrapolating this idea to the European Union is more difficult. Many of the EU’s recent crises seem to emphasise the disciplining aspects of membership - fiscal discipline after the financial and economic crisis; the discipline of burden-sharing and solidarity after the refugee crisis - rather than the self-realising aspects of what it means for European states to govern collectively through EU institutions.

The aim of this lecture is to analyse the discipline of membership against the backdrop of the challenges facing the European Union, including the challenge of Brexit. It addresses concerns that the EU has lost its ‘mission legitimacy’ and considers how the EU might seek to address that problem in ways that make the discipline of membership a means of self-government and self-realisation.


La leçon aura lieu le mardi 26 février à 18h00 à l'Université libre de Bruxelles (bâtiment H, salle H1302, rez-de-chaussée, avenue Paul Héger 10 - 1050 Bruxelles, voir plan) et sera suivie d'une réception. L'évènement est gratuit, mais il est nécessaire de s'inscrire au plus tard le 18 fevrier via cette page.
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