ABOUT THE AUTHOR
György SchöpflinGyörgy Schöpflin is a Member of the European Parliament for Hungary (FIDESZ/EPP) and a former Jean Monnet Professor of Politics at the University College London. He currently is the EPP coordinator in the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (AFCO).
POSTS BY György Schöpflin
13 Juni 2016György Schöpflin
The European Union and the Erosion of State CapacityThe broad assumption in Europe is that member states of the European Union inherently have the capacity to implement EU legislation. This proceeds from the general understanding of Weber’s definition of the modern state as having a monopoly of legal violence within its territory. To this can be added the capacity of the state to “read” the population, to know through censuses, registers data bases who the inhabitants of the state are and, for that matter, where they are; the ability to impose taxes; and the capacity to sustain the uniform distribution of authority. Continue reading >>
28 Februar 2016György Schöpflin