Table of Contents: I. Back to the beginnings: the origins of a new paradigm. – II. The conceptual gist of the controversy. – III. “Back to the Nation State” or “More Europe”: Wolfgang Streeck v. Jürgen Habermas. – IV. Institutionalising the united in diversity vision. – V. Instead of an epilogue.
Abstract: This Article proposes a counter-vision to the regulatory competition model, by building upon conflict-laws constitutionalism. This counter-vision seeks to replace the governance via competitive processes with deliberative political interactions. The approach institutionalizes the United in Diversity slogan, representing a sort of third way between the “back to the nation State” idea, strongly supported by Streek and other commentators, and the Habermasian “More Europe”.
Keywords: regulatory competition – united in diversity – European social model – varieties of capitalism – Streek – Habermas.
* Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Center for European Politics, Bremen, firstname.lastname@example.org.