democracy


The EU Treaty reform challenge: Is there a winning package?

The authors conducted a 16-country survey to identify what reforms matter most to EU citizens. They found support for existing policies on climate change, immigration and corporation tax, and some support for more institutional integration. Decision-making by unanimity is unpopular.

Afghanistan: You need to know it if you want to help it

In this commentary, Fatema Jafari, a former Policy Leader Fellow at EUI, calls on the European Union and the rest of the ‘international community’ not to tolerate Taliban brutality but to keep up the pressure on Taliban leaders to respect fundamental human rights and political freedoms.

Responsibility for just judgment in a transnational world

Legal scholar Laura M. Henderson argues that a postmodern ethics of just judgment is necessary for dealing with contemporary legal transnational challenges, such as climate change and migration. Such a mode of just judgment calls on our legal interpreter to constantly interrogate the boundaries of the law and to make decisions that preserve space for future renegotiations of those boundaries.