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  • Connecting Habermas with International Law

    Connecting Habermas with International Law

    juin 13, 2014

    The financial crisis has intensified the debate about the feasibility of the European Union as a new phenomenon in international law. In his essay ‘On Europe’s Constitution’, philosopher Jürgen Habermas underlines that he regards the EU as a step in the direction of a politically constituted world order. In an 2012 interview Habermas focuses on the conceptual challenges of the EU by asking the quintessential question: How should we imagine a for closer co-operation necessary, supranational association which complies with stringent demands of democratic legitimacy without assuming the shape of a state?

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  • The Origins of EU and EMU: Towards a Post-Westphalian Paradigm 02

    The Origins of EU and EMU: Towards a Post-Westphalian Paradigm

    avril 18, 2014

    The theoretical hallmark of the European Union is its flexible approach to sovereignty. According to the Westphalian system of international relations which forms the prevailing paradigm in international law and lies at the heart of the organisation of the United Nations, sovereignty is one and indivisible. States are sovereign and without sovereignty there is no State. Guest blog by Jaap Hoeksma, Philosopher of Law, Director of Euroknow and Creator of the Boardgame Eurocracy.

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  • Sujets de droit international

    Les sujets de droit international peuvent être décrits comme les personnes ou les entités qui possèdent la personnalité internationale. Tout au long du XIXe siècle, seuls les États étaient sujets de droit international public. Après la deuxième guerre mondiale, de plus en plus de nouveaux acteurs ont émergé dans l’arène juridique internationale, comme les organisations […]

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