Debates

 

IS THERE A SHARED PUBLIC SPACE IN EUROPE?

It is a familiar complaint: Europe has difficulty in establishing itself as a political community of citizens because the political discourse is limited to the national sphere. Transnational debate beyond all borders is a rare animal. At best we have balloons of cross-border communication, e.g. within the scientific community (cf. the EDAP papers) or journalistic niches (e.g Cafébabel). Basically, however, political communication takes place behind national partitions and linguistic borders. To that extent, linguistic diversity has a not inconsiderable price at the level of democracy. That was the subject of the presentation given by Professor Stephan Russ-Mohl in the framework of a European Jurists Forum organised by Dr. Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director of the European Energy Community. The group went walking in South Tyrol and held discussions in the Palais.

 

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