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05: A European people? Perception and formation of European citizens

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Our perception of the political sphere is shaped by categories of  state and  nation . By thinking within these categories we may be drawn to a determined and potentially limiting path when making political decisions. The seminar offers a comparative approach (USA) to exploring the present quality of democracy and citizenship in the EU, and to clarifying the present (future) stages of its political society. Several crucial questions arise: Is the EU an emerging state? If so, a nation state or a citizen state, a federation or a confederation? A welfare state or a ‘lonely rights bearers state’ (Glendon)? Is there a (potential) European public space and public opinion? What is the significance of civil society and political parties? Competing social and political conceptions of European citizenship will also be examined from a legal perspective and supplemented by an analysis of cases and materials taken from the European Court of Justice and the Council of Europe.

Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Montenegro, Podgorica
Legal Secretary to Justice Endre Juhasz, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg
Professor emeritus for Law, University of Leuven

Dr. phil. Tamara EHS

Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna

 An award-winning scholar and an expert on issues of politico-legal aspects of European integration, especially on post-national(ist) statehood with Switzerland s political system and Hans Kelsen s theory of the state as the analytical pattern. She holds a Dr.phil. In Political Science (2005) from the University of Vienna and has studied at the University of Oxford, the LSE and at Sciences Po Lille. Currently she is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. Her recently published book 'Hans Kelsen und politische Bildung im modernen Staat' (Manz, 2007) was awarded the Ludo Hartmann-Prize.

Dr. Milan POPOVIC

Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Montenegro, Podgorica

B.A. Law School Titograd, University of Montenegro Assistant at the Law School, University of Montenegro Ph.D. "Immanuel Wallerstein's World System Analysis", Law School Belgrade, University of Belgrade Docent at the Law School, University of Montenegro Visiting Research Associate, Fernand Braudel Center , Suny-Binghamton, NY, USA Associate Professor at the Law School, University of Montenegro Full Professor at the Law School, University of Montenegro
1977
1978-1991
1991
1991-1996
since 1992
1996-2001
since 2001
 University Courses: Political Sociology, Comparative Politics, National and International Security, World-System Analysis
 Visiting Lectures: USA, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Croatia

Solr BA (Hons) Mod TCD Jonathan TOMKIN

Legal Secretary to Justice Endre Juhasz, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

Solicitor, McCann FitzGerald solicitors, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland Legal officer assisting the Deputy Secretary General, Hague Conference on Private International law, The Netherlands
2000-2003
2003-2004

Dr. jur. Walter VAN GERVEN

Professor emeritus for Law, University of Leuven

Professor of Law Vice-Rector Katholieke Universiteit Leuven President Belgian Banking Commission Advocate-General European Court of Justice
1961-2000
1970-1976
1982-1988
1988-1994

Seminar Week

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Kategorie: all Plenary Seminar Social

14.08.2008

15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2008 Plenary
15:30 - 17:00 Opening speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the seminars Plenary
18:30 - 21:00 Opening reception Social

14.08.-20.08.2008

Seminar 11: Transatlantic relations Seminar
Seminar 08: Who is in control? How the brain controls our thoughts and actions Seminar
Seminar 10: Public opinion, opinion research and political decision-making Seminar
Seminar 09: Predictability Seminar
Seminar 14: Art and perception Seminar
Seminar 13: “Global Constitutional Network” – Limits and Possibilities of (Inter-)national Jurisdictions Seminar
Seminar 12: Understanding fundamentalism: An interdisciplinary analysis of “Strong Religion” Seminar

14.08.-21.08.2008

Seminar 01: Climate change and what we need to do about it Seminar
Seminar 07: Security policy becoming a European issue Seminar
Seminar 05: A European people? Perception and formation of European citizens Seminar
Seminar 06: Ethics and biomedicine: Analysis of decisions and value judgements Seminar
Seminar 03: Wirtschaftsforschung und Wirtschaftspolitik Seminar
Seminar 02: Utopias and alternative (visions of) worlds Seminar
Seminar 04: Geschichtliche Situationsdeutungen und historische Entscheidungen Seminar

15.08.2008

18:30 - 19:30 Special Lecture: Europe – Strategic decisions for the continent Plenary

16.08.2008

15:30 - 17:00 Plenary session: Climate change and Predictability Plenary

18.08.2008

17:00 - 18:30 Plenary session: 40 years after the Prague Spring Plenary

19.08.2008

15:30 - 17:00 Plenary session: What has remained of 1968? Plenary