—— ABOUT CRISES —— Francesco Nicoli's ideas den

« L'Europe se fera dans les crises et elle sera la somme des solutions apportées à ces crises »—Jean Monnet

SPE Award Decision 2018

  Francesco Nicoli, who defended his PhD in February 2017, was awarded the Supranational Political Economy Thesis Prize for his dissertation on the Political Economy of the Eurocrisis, supervised by professor … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beyond democratic deficit: modelling legitimacy and politicization

In a previous article, I discussed the fundamental issue of contemporary politics: the mismatch between “hyperglobalization” in economic integration, and “under-globalization” in political integration. This mismatch applies, especially, to the … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

After the Election: scenarios and probabilities

In a twitter follow-up on my previous post on the flow-diagram of Italian Elections, I’ve been suggested to attach to my various scenarios on the election results some probabilities.  This … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Italian Elections for Dummies: a flow-chart

The Italian elections are approaching. After 3 governments led by the Democratic Party (Letta, Renzi, Gentiloni), the non-winner of the 2013 General Election, the country is heading towards an impossible … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

German coalition agreement- fully translated Europe programme

A new departure for Europe The European Union is a historically unique, successful project of peace; it has to maintain those features. It combines economic integration and welfare, anchored into … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eurozone reform – the devil is out of the box

Today the Commission released a long (very long) awaited package on the reform of the EMU. It’s the beginning of the end of a process that started in 2012 with … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

On Catalonia, the EU, and the meaning of Sovereignty.

As I stated in the past (here for the British referendum on EU, here for the Dutch referendum on the Ukraine Association Treaty, here for the 2016 Italian referenda) I … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Endogenous elements in the migration crisis (yes, it’s another trilemma)

  The migration crisis, like the Eurocrisis, is here to stay, for it “traps” EU policy makers into the contradictions of the partially functionning, partially dysfunctional system we built. Frank … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

What to do with Greece (and the EMU)?*

What to do with Greece? the question is, seven years on from the outbreak of the Ellenic Greek crisis, still unanswered. Many options were tried, by all sides: austerity; debt … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nested trilemmas, linked crises /v2

(some previews from upcoming papers) Integration & crises in the long run: EMU as 5 nested trilemmas from the 50ies to today:

May 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

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