Monday, July 23, 2012

WEBBER Douglas
How Likely is it that the EU will Disintegrate? A Critical Analysis of Competing Theoretical Perspectives Euroscope (Sussex European Institute) 49 (2012) 57-59

During the last half century, the EU has proved to be an extremely robust regional organisation, bea-ring out the prognosis of its founding father, Jean Monnet, that ‘Europe will be forged in crises and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for these crises’. The on-going crisis of the euro since 2010 has nonetheless raised the spectre of the disin-tegration of the eurozone, if not of the EU itself. Given that in history most other regional organisa-tions have failed, it would be naïve simply to assu-me that the EU will be spared this fate.