Alternatives to European Executive Federalism:
Civil Society, Social Movements, and Radical Critique
Friday 11 July 2014, 9:15 AM
Department of Sociology and Social Research – University of Trento
Aula seminari, 2nd floor, via Verdi 26, Trento
The workshop proposes to explore social mobilization, claims-making, and bottom-up critique with regard to the economic austerity policies and non-democratic forms of policy-making that have emerged in EU crisis management, with a particular emphasis on transnational manifestations of critique. The attempt is to combine different scholarly approaches, including (political) sociological, socio-legal, political-economic and constitutional-theoretical analyses of “bottom up” reactions to the economic, financial, democratic, and constitutional crises that the EU seems currently affected by. An important emphasis is on the potentiality of (political) sociology in studying European integration and forms of critique and dissent.