Friday, May 25, 2012

JH and difficulties of governing the EU


part of Habermas and the EU

Only this week has JH’s The Crisis of the European Union become available in the U.S. Polity delightfully divides its publication dates into “U.S.” and “ROW” [Rest of World]. Why the ROW get Polity books before the U.S. is a curious thing. But the U.S. edition reverses the order of essays, apparently. (The book description refers to the human rights essay as first, but it’s not first in the U.S. edition).

The EU situation is changing so quickly that one might wonder about the topicality of JH’s essay on the EU over a year after it was written. Of course, it’s topical for long-term issues of EU governance. But needs for action are in a quickly-changing environment.