All the classic visions of European integration have been built on the idea of an «Elite project». And all the elite-centred visions of a closer European Union have been historically conceived assuming that economic integration would have had lots of positive effects on political integration. Such an optimistic view has started to stumble at the end of the last decade of the XX century, when the costs of emerged in many countries and, on the other hand, the most wealthy Member States imposed severe guarantees to avoid the risks of a lack of stability. Later, the economic crisis has amplified some of the doubts already raised in a few analyses (for instance McKay 1999) concerning the sustainability of EMU in the absence of stronger political conditions.
I am Luca Verzichelli. I teach Political Science at the University of Siena.
In these pages, you will find all the information about my courses and my research activities. From time to time I will post some news about my professional life as well as reflections and materials concerning the state of higher education and the transformation of political science.
Nothing more. But this is more or less all that I do.
Sono Luca Verzichelli, professore di scienza politica all’Università di Siena .
Su queste pagine troverete informazioni sui miei corsi e sui miei progetti di ricerca. Di tanto in tanto aggiungo qualche post sulla mia vita professionale e delle riflessioni sullo stato dell’università e della ricerca nell’ambito della Scienza Politica.
Niente di più. D’altra parte è di questo che mi occupo.