Ratio Working Paper No. 247: EU:s Janusansikte

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EU, Företagandets villkor, Institutionell ekonomi, Nils Karlson, Statsvetenskap, Vilket EU vill vi ha?
Ratio Working Paper No. 247


Dagens Europeiska Union (EU) framstår för många betraktare och väljare som motsägelsefullt och otydligt. Vissa inslag är positiva – andra mer negativa. Inte minst finns det en kritik mot EU:s ökade överstatlighet. Men främst uppfattas EU och EU:s roll och uppdrag som oklart. Konsekvensen är bristande legitimitet och populism. I denna artikel visas att EU kan sägas ha något av ett Janusansikte, en dubbelnatur, som det är nödvändigt att ta ställning till. Europasamarbetets tillkomst och fortsatta utveckling baseras på två olika grundläggande idéer om hur fred och ekonomisk utveckling kan säkras, vilka har olika konsekvenser för bl.a. synen på federalism, legitimitet och frågan om vilket EU vi vill ha. Den ena idén är pluralistisk, den andra centralistisk.

Karlson, N. (2014). EU:s Janusansikte. Ratio Working Paper No. 247.

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