Wolfram Kaiser and Johan Schot attend first digital book talk by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)
In this first digital edition of the book talk by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), Professor Wolfram Kaiser and Professor Johan Schot were invited to introduce their book, ‘Writing the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels and International Organizations’ as they responded to questions from the host Gaby Umbach and a (virtual) live audience
The two authors elaborated on important findings from their book, such as the need to decentralize Europe and to understand transnational spaces of politics and policymaking. Additionally, they explained how the democratic deficit that is now seen within the EU can be explained by means of looking at the way the EU has been built on a technocratic internationalist tradition. Parallels were drawn with contemporary issues, as Johan Schot argued that current global challenges such as climate change and migration need democratic solutions, which are impossible to implement with the current technocratic design of the EU. The authors called for a new political process around the unification of the EU and encouraged a new sense of belonging.
The entire book talk can be watched on the website of the European Parliament Research Services.