Europe: anything but a sinecure!
It is often said that Europe is going through a major crisis. That its ‘founding fathers’ must be turning in their graves on seeing the obstacles that the ‘Eurosceptics’ are erecting on the path towards its unification. This judgment is greatly nuanced by the book European Construction: Received and Misleading Ideas, which Professor Quentin Michel and his colleagues at the ULg’s Department of Political Science have brought out through the University of Liège’s publishing house. Through a systematic analysis of the votes over successive treaties, they show that European integration has always been littered with pitfalls. Whether those nostalgic for a ‘great fervour’ of initial enthusiasm like it or not.