Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185468
Authors: 
Frey, Bruno S.
Steuernagel, Armin
Friedrich, Jonas
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7270
Abstract: 
A reasonable future for Europe can only be achieved if two essential elements are fulfilled: Firstly, newly established institutions must be democratic and have strong support from citizens rather than from national governments. Secondly, the large number of different ethnic, cultural, religious, and regional units existing on the European continent must be able to maintain their identity. This diversity must be institutionally supported rather than be undermined by standardization and centralization. We suggest political institutions, which are formed to meet these goals, following the example of Functional, Overlapping, Competing Jurisdictions (FOCJ). If these two goals are adequately reached, a future alliance raises the identification with the European project, and induces citizens to exhibit civic virtue in strengthening these goals.
Subjects: 
europe
flexible institutions
identity
diversity
FOCJ
European Union
JEL: 
H10
H40
K33
P40
P48
R10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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