Europe and “Crisis”: Part I – Introduction

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Abstract: The Articles that form part of this Special Section propose four readings of "crisis" across various problem areas in European Union law and governance (financial and debt, migration, nationalism and populism) towards possible ways of crisis resolution. As guest editor of this Special Section (in two parts), I read the invited Special Section Articles through the following argument that I sketch in this introductory essay – no institutional resolution of the crisis problématique will be possible nor credible until certain deep issues regarding the role of law in crisis, as identified and discussed in this Special Section, are seriously and openly addressed.

Keywords: crisis – law – governance – migration – memoranda – populism.

European Papers, Vol. 3, 2018, No 2, pp. 601-604
2499-8249 - doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/247

* Research Professor/Investigador Distinguido “Connecting Excellence”, Instituto Bartolomé de las Casas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain,


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