Do we need a european identity?Considerations on the Referendums ‘against’ europe
KeywordsDemocracy and Government
lo Squaderno No. 9
DOAJ:Arts and Architecture
Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
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AbstractThe 2005 referenda on the European constitution and the Irish vote in 2008 against the Lisbon Treaty represent a real trauma and danger for the possible evolution of the integration of the European Union (EU), according to numerous sociologists, political scientists and lawyers. The first reaction of some scholars was that of a shock: how was it possible that France and the Netherlands - two of the “founders” of the European Community - could refuse a EU constitution that would have established a stronger collaboration between the nations and a deeper democratisation of the EU?