Beyond nationalism

Acting and thinking for the common good in the European Union

By João Labareda

Beyond nationalism
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  • ISBN: 9781526169099
  • Publish Date: Nov 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6909-9
    • Pages: 216
    • Price: £80.00
    • Published Date: November 2024
    • Series: European Politics


    This book discusses the meaning of the common good in a European Union thorned by nationalist tendencies and presents concrete policies to improve its achievement. It analyses the normative relevance of EU values as a shared moral standpoint that allows highly diverse member states to label a given collective choice as 'good' or 'bad'. It discusses the role of EU institutions as both guardians and enablers of EU values in a globalised world and introduces a few proposals for institutional reform at the EU level that could strengthen this role. It also presents six strategies to improve civic friendship in the EU, in the absence of which any institutional efforts to promote the common good may be undermined by the citizens' lack of willingness to share its burdens.


    Introduction: Acting and thinking for the common good in the European Union
    1: Public values and the common good
    2: The European Union as a normative community
    3: The construction of the common good in the European Union
    4: EU institutions for the common good
    5: Towards an ever closer Europe
    Conclusion: A roadmap for the common good in the European Union


    João Labareda is the Coordinator of the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme at the European Commission

    Beyond nationalism

    By João Labareda

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