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    Whose Liberty is it Anyway?: Europe at the Crossroads (Manifestos for the 21st Century (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Stefan Auer

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    DescriptionEurope's turn of fortune is humbling, humiliating and, perhaps, irreversible. What went wrong, and when? Europe's most audacious moment occurred sometime between 1989 and 1991, a brief period that encapsulated both the demise of communism in Central and Eastern Europe and the bold steps forward on the path towards an 'ever-closer union' in Western Europe. Twenty years later, the dramatic failures of economic and political integration have forced Europeans to re-consider the underpinnings of their project. The economic crisis of 2010-11 also manifested itself as a crisis of European democracy. Old questions acquired new meaning: Is it possible to maintain conditions for self-government while undermining the nation-state? What are the limits of solidarity? Can Europe be truly united through its common history, or its common currency? Is further unity in Europe even desirable?   In Whose Liberty Is It Anyway? Stefan Auer exposes the limits of the current European project by interrogating some of its many incongruities, particularly when it comes to its commitment to freedom. The author argues that the calls for more European solidarity are not convincing when Europe's poor are asked to pay for the mistakes of those who are more fortunate. Europe's unity, Auer asserts, can only be maintained by accepting its limitations and by beginning to fulfill some of its many promises.

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    Whose Liberty is it Anyway?
    Europe at the Crossroads
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stefan Auer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780857420404
    ISBN 10: 0857420402

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    DC23: 341.2422
    Seagull Books London Ltd
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    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Publication date
    12 July 2012
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    Author Information
    Stefan Auer is the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Interdisciplinary Studies and a senior lecturer in history and politics at La Trobe University, Melbourne.
    Review quote
    'A measured, useful primer on a dream gone awry.' The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, 29/9/2012