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The new issue of The Federalist Debate is now available!

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#Brexit #EU #migration #walls #Eurozone #Federalism #GlobalDemocracy
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In the Federalist Action column of The Federalist Debate you can read about the second hearing at the European Parliament for the petition on a New Deal for Europe.

http://bit.ly/NewDeal4Europe-2ndEPhearing
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The Einstein Center for International Studies and our journal The Federalist Debate explained by CESI's President Stefano Rossi.
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We propose to our readers a suggestive compendium of the presentation of the New Deal 4 Europe (ND4E) Petition - A European Special Plan for Sustainable Development and Employment on March 15, 2016, at the European Parliament. It was a real chance for the European civil society to reaffirm its role, often counteracted, hoping for a real federalist action.

"The Spanish, Italian, French and Belgian representatives stressed the gravity of the conditions of the workers and the young unemployed or underemployed, and those of the immigrants, and the urgency that sizable resourced and investments be earmarked for the creation of new and stable jobs."

Read more on The Federalist Debate!

#citizenparticipation #democracy
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It takes an in-depth analysis of migration flows, trying to reconstruct causes and consequences, different dynamics and, not least, changes both in time and in space. In other words, It would be desirable going beyond any conjecture, prejudice and stereotype which often accompanies the public debate on this phenomenon, one of the most important challenges of this historical moment.

"The distinction between refugees and economic migrants is based on the Geneva Refugee Convention adopted in 1951. A refugee is a person who is fleeing from his country to save his life and preserve his freedom. Instead, an economic migrant is a person who decides to move in order to improve the future prospects for himself and his family. Whether migrants are fleeing hunger or war is morally irrelevant. For people whose life is at risk, there is no difference to die either way, form hunger or war. And yet, those are classified in the first category are designated as economic migrants and therefore can be repelled."

Read Lucio Levi's article for free on The Federalist Debate!

#migrantcrisis #refugees #economicmigrant
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In "The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914", Margaret MacMillan proposes a reading key of World War I (WWI), challenging in a peerless way one of the main common places, that is its inevitability. As stated in Karen Hamilton's book review, "There are always Choices", there were also, and above all, individual decisions moving to WWI.

"MacMillan also concludes her book with an anecdote that speaks to her thesis that individual decisions mattered in the move to WWI and could matter in the prevention of all conflicts, an anecdote that resonates with and strengthens federalist theories, beliefs and actions."

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#Choices #decisions #actions
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In "Transformation of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies", J. Abromeit, B. M. Chesterton, G. Marotta and Y. Norman reconstruct sensibly the main features of populism, identifying aspects of continuity and elements of transformation between the Old Continent and the New Continent, but also between the past and the present of the Western society.

"As a cosmopolitan intellectual looking at the reactions to the flow of the migrants and refugees to Europe and to the results of some recent elections with a sharp rise in populist nationalism, I am among those who stress the near pathological character of nationalism. The editors share my fears."

We propose to our readers Rene Wadlow's book review on The Federalist Debate!

Against #Populism #Nationalism
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A monetary power and a fiscal power without a federal system bring into question the very idea of the EU. EU means not only monetary union, but also, and above all, sharing monetary power and fiscal power, and it is possible by creating federal institutions able to manage them.

"In Europe it is necessary to establish a system able to avoid "forced centralization", but without remaining with the current system blocked by the veto power of the Member States."

Read Alfonso Iozzo's article for free on The Federalist Debate!

#Federalismo #sharingeconomy
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"How can we achieve solidarity in Europe? Solidarity can only be enhanced through institutionalized policies and mechanisms that prevent the resurgence of national self-interest. We need decision-makers that think European, or even better global"

In this period of time and, above all, today, one of the saddest day for Nice, for France, for Europe, for the World, «there is safety in numbers» is much more than just a watchword, but our lifeline. Its starting point is solidarity among continents, among countries, among people.

We propose to our readers Christian Moos' article on The Federalist Debate, but also we invite them to reflect on the importance of some shared values in these tough times: solidarity, first of all.

#solidarity #SolidaritywithFrance #solidariteavecNice
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EU citizenship concerns our civil, political and social rights, but also it emerges as a leitmotif of a triple identity: a personal one, a social one, a collective one. Furthermore, EU citizenship should not be intended as mutually exclusive with national identities, but complementary with each of them.

"Ulrick Preuss once wrote: "European citizenship can be considered as a further step towards a new concept of politics, simultaneously inside and outside of the traditional frame given it by the nation-State". Citizens of the member-states and citizens of a post-national order: this double identity strengthens our liberties and give us more powers."

To shed light on the weight of EU citizenship on our daily lives,
as well as on consequences living without it, we propose to our readers Nadia Urbinati's article on The Federalist Debate!

#eucitizen #EUcitizenship
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