‘The Foundations of the European Union as a Polity’ – Book presentation

The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice┬ácordially invites you to the lunchtime event where Massimo Fichera, our Emile Noel Fellow, Professor in EU Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki will present his book ‘The Foundations of the European Union as a Polity’ (Edward Elgar 2018).

When and where: Tuesday November 20 at 12:00-2:00pm at the first floor lounge, 22 Washington Square North.

In this insightful book, Massimo Fichera provides an original account of European integration as a process. He argues that European constitutionalism has been informed from its earliest stages by a meta-rationale, which is expressed by security and fundamental rights as discourses of power. Employing this descriptive and normative conceptual framework to analyse the development of the EU as a polity, chapters cover significant recent events such as the Eurozone crisis, the refugee crisis, the rule of law crisis, Brexit and the constitutional identity crisis.


Light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP via email: jeanmonnet@nyu.edu