“Democracy refers to a specific form of government. Legitimacy is whether a government of any form is accepted by its citizens as having the authority to govern…Democracy cannot exist without legitimacy.”
Professor Schmidt joins Dublin City University Brexit Institute for a discussion on “The New EU Economic Policy after Covid-19 and Next Generation EU.”
Professor Schmidt and her co-authors argue that the ECB needs political guidance from the European Parliament and the Council to ensure that it does more with regard to its secondary objectives.
Nine Pardee School Faculty and one undergraduate student will present during the International Studies Associations annual convention, whose theme is “Globalization, Regionalism and Nationalism: Contending Forces in World Politics.”
“If governments are perceived as unaccountable, as incompetent…that undermines both citizens’ perceptions of their representation and…their perceptions of policy performance.”
Professor Schmidt discussed why she wrote her new book, set out its main arguments, and reflected on its implications for the current coronavirus crisis.
In a note to it’s membership, EUSA congratulated Professor Schmidt for her achievement and superb scholarship.
During three recent book talks, Professor Schmidt presented the key arguments of her new book and considered the implications for an EU in crisis.
“Legitimacy is a prism that allows evaluating what happened in the field of political economy, politics and governance procedures…the crisis in the ‘eurozone’ was one of political, economic and governance legitimacy.”
As part of a London School of Economics series, Professor Schmidt discussed lessons from the Eurozone and coronavirus.
“COVID-19 is a wake-up call. All measures point to a further deepening of European integration in a positive direction.”
Professor Schmidt calls the European Union’s (EU) strategy to kickstart a economic recovery through government spending a “paradigm shift.”
Professor Schmidt discussed her new book and how it evaluates the EU’s government procedures following the Eurozone Crisis.
Professor Schmidt discussed the different measures of governing legitimacy and how she applied in analyzing the Eurozone Crisis.
“In Europe, to be named Honorary Professor is one of the most prestigious awards a University can grant to someone who is not a member of their faculty”
Without undermining the ECB’s autonomy, what can be done to provide it with the kind of political guidance that…ensures the ECB’s own accountability?
Professor Schmidt discussed her latest book with Jacques Delors Centre and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
“The US is certainly a divided country today… but those divides have been building for a very long time.”
Prof. Schmidt discusses whether Europe will be able to re-emerge from the ashes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Schmidt presented her latest book: Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers