The Governance of European Public Goods: towards a republican paradigm of European integration

Hosted by the European Institute

Room COW 1.11, Cowdray House, United Kingdom


Stefan Collignon

Sebastian Diessner

Robert Berith

This edited volume proposes an innovative approach to European Integration by combining economics and political theory in its study of public goods. The contributors review such elements as a neo-medieval governance, the merits of a new European Republic, and, alongside Europe, include South East Asia in its discussions. By addressing different issues within the overarching approach of public goods and the republican paradigm of governance, Collignon introduces an important new perspective.

Brings a new economic argument to current research discourse on the merits of a new European Republic

Suggests a new approach to the ongoing political, social, and economic crisis of the European Union

Introduces an innovative and coherent approach at a critical time following the Euro crisis and Brexit

Stefan Collignon is Professor of Political Economy at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, and a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics European Institute, at which he was Centennial Professor of European Political Economy from 2001 and 2005. He has previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Hamburg, Germany. Further to this, he held the role of Deputy Director General for Europe in the German Federal Ministry for Finance, and has published several books and journal articles over his career.

Sebastian Diessner is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics European Institute, working on the politics of central banking. His research spans central bank independence and accountability, Eurozone macroeconomic governance, and quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences. He holds an MSc in Political Economy of Europe from the LSE and an MA in European Studies from the University of Hamburg.

Robert Berith is a graduate from the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, and the University of Hamburg. He currently holds a full-time post with a research unit on technology and innovation at SEAT in Barcelona, Spain.

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