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Summer School 2021

The future of the European Union

THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Robert Jackson, former MEP and MP: Higher Education and Science, Vocational Education and Public Service, United Kingdom

This double lecture will begin with an introductory account of the institutions and structures of the European Union, highlighting the unresolved tensions within it on the one hand between the principles of national sovereignty and, on the other, its commitment to ‘ever-closer (supranational) union’. It will go on to argue that the EU’s commitment to ‘monetary union’ is bringing these tensions into increasingly sharp focus, and to assess the possibilities of their being successfully overcome. Finally, it will consider how the EU is situated in the contemporary and prospective worldwide balance of power. The lecture will also consider how Britain after Brexit fits into this evolving scene.

 

This lecture will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link.

Date: Saturday 30 January
Time: 1.00 pm            
COURSE FEES: R150