Book Talk for the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

On March 15, 2021, I gave gave an online Book Talk on European’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone for the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS).

The event – Legitimacy and Power in the EU: Lessons from the Eurozone and Coronavirus Crises – was moderated by Anthony Teasdale, head of the European Parliamentary Research Service, and featured Jim Cloos, who recently retired from the Council secretariat to become Secretary General of TEPSA, as a discussant. After briefly introducing my reasons for writing the book, I set out its main arguments and reflected on its implications for the current coronavirus crisis.

Honorable Mention for the Best Book of 2021 by the European Union Studies Association

I am thrilled that Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone (OUP 2020) was awarded an Honorable Mention for the best book of 2021 by the European Union Studies Association (EUSA).

My congratulations to Christina J. Schneider, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, who received the top prize for The Responsive Union: National Elections and European Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

We will be honored in person at EUSA’s Biennial Meeting in May 2022.

Book Presentation at University of Sheffield

UnknownOn February 15th, I took part in a virtual discussion of my new book Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone for SPERI, the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield. I presented the key arguments of the book the implications for an EU that, with the ongoing pandemic, faces yet another crisis of its political economy (and, potentially, its legitimacy). The event was organised by Dr Owen Parker, Research Fellow at SPERI, who chaired the discussion. Professor Simon Bulmer offered thoughts and reflections on the book, for which I am grateful. 

Book Roundtable at Manchester University

manchester talk feb 10 2021

On February 10, I took part in a virtual book round table – “The Eurozone between Perpetual Crisis and A New Paradigm: Looking back to move forward” – with Profs. Featherstone and Papaconstantinou, organized by the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (JMCE) at the University of Manchester. The discussion on what is at stake for the eurozone in the future after a decade of perpetual crisis was organized by JMCE co-directors Prof. Dimitris Papadimitriou and Paul Tobin.