Schmidt Presents Her Latest Book During EU Commission Event
On September 15, 2020, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, presented her latest book – Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone – for the European Union (EU) Commission’s Directorate General for Economics and Finance (DG ECFIN).
The virtual book talk featured a presentation by Schmidt, introduced by Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, with the event moderated by Leila Fernandez-Stembridge, DG ECFIN Deputy Head of Unit of Inter-Institutional Relations and Communication.
During her own remarks, Schmidt provided an overview of her arguments about Europe’s crisis of legitimacy. She discussed how the tools for analysis regarding legitimacy, developed in her book, helped elucidate European responses to the current crisis and showed that the EU had indeed learned its lessons from the previous crisis.
Vivien Schmidt is Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and was the first Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe, housed at the Pardee School. Schmidt’s research focuses on European political economy, institutions, democracy, and political theory—in particular on the importance of ideas and discourse in political analysis. Read more about her here.