Hybrid workshop “Representative Democracy in Crisis Mode: The Sovereign Debt Crisis and the COVID-19 Pandemic compared”

Organizers: Aleksandra Maatsch, Edgars Eihmanis, Eric Miklin

02.12-03.12.2021

Meeting details:

Venue: CONCORDIA, address: Wyspa Słodowa 7, 50-266

MVRDV – Concordia Design Wrocław

Workshop programme

  •  (Thursday)

(11:30-12:45) BRUNCH for participants in CONCORDIA (meet in the lobby)

WORSHOP START

(13:00-13:15)login online participants and a short welcome by organisers

  1. PANEL Negotiating economic policy: input and output legitimacy (13:15 – 15:15 CET)

Chair: Aleksandra Maatsch

(13:15 – 13:30) David Bokhorst: “Political choice and discretionary decision-making in the Recovery and Resilience Facility”

(13:30-13:45) Sonja Bekker, Mario Munta, Brigitte Pircher: “Ownership of national recovery and resilience plans: overcoming Europe’s crisis of legitimacy through Next Generation EU”

(13:30-13:45) Edgars Eihmanis: “Changing social actor involvement through EU governance frameworks: the OMC, the European Semester and the RRF compared”

(13:45-14:00) Kolbusz Pawel (PhD project): “European Semester during the pandemic. A paradigm change towards a deeper integration?”

(14:oo-14:15) Feedback by a discussant

(14:15 – 14:45) Response paper-givers and Q&A round

(14:45 – 15:15) Coffee break

Discussant: Mario Munta commenting papers by D. Bokhorst and E.Eihmanis/ David Bokhorst commenting papers by SB,MM &BP and Kolbusz, P.

2) PANEL Mixed perspectives: rule of law, populism and regional politics in times of crisis (15:15 –  17:00 CET)

Chair: Aleksandra Maatsch

(15:15-15:30) Michael Blauberger,  Soso Makaradze “EU safeguards against rule of law backsliding: institutional and societal preconditions”

(15:30-15:45) Nils Ringe: “Populists and the pandemic: How populists around the world responded to Covid-19”

(15:45-16:00) Garsztecki Stefan (TITLE HERE)

(16:00-16:15) Ed Turner, Carolin Gray: “Comparing the impact of EU fiscal responses to the sovereign debt crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic on federal and decentralised member states”

(16:15-16:30) Feedback by a discussant

(16:30-17:00) Response paper-givers and Q&A round

Discussant: Edgars Eihmanis

3.12.2021 (Friday)

(09:00 – 10:30)

  • PANEL Output legitimacy and solidarity

Chair: Eric Miklin

(09:00-09:15) Anja Thomas: “Covid-19, the eurozone crisis and parliamentary democracy in the EU? Economic solidarity and democratic legitimacy in domestic parliamentary debates”

(09:15-09:30) Ermela Gianna, Lucy Kinski, Ariadna Ripoll Serven: “Resilience, Recovery… and Representation? Debating the COVID-19 Pandemic in the European Parliament”

(09:30-09:45) Aleksandra Maatsch, Carlos Closa: “A Hamiltonian moment for European Solidarity? Domestic Ratifications of the European Financial Stability Facility and the Own Resources Decision”

(09:45-10:00) Feedback by a discussant

10:00-10:30 Response paper-givers and Q&A round

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

Discussant: Ben Crum

  • PANEL Input legitimacy – normative perspectives

Chair: Edgars Eihmanis

(10:45-11:00) Päivi Leino-Sandberg, Tapio Raunio: “Learning from NGEU: towards a democratically more legitimate fiscal union”

(11:00-11:15) Ben Crum: “Politicization or Playing Along? The role of the European Parliament in economic crisis legislation”

(11:15-11:30) Feedback by a discussant

(11:30-11:45) Response paper-givers and Q&A round

(11:45-12:00) Coffee break

Discussant: Anja Thomas

  • Next steps (12:00 – 13.00)

PARTICIPANTS

Bekker, Sonja – Associate professor, Jean Monnet Chair on European Social Policy and Employment Relations.

Blauberger, Michael – Professor for Politics of the European Union, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Bokhorst, David – Research Fellow, European University Institute.

Closa, Carlos – Professor, CSIC (Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos) and EUI.

Crum, Ben – Professor of Political Science, Scientific Director of the VU School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Eihmanis, Edgars – Postdoctoral researcher, Chair of Social Sciences and Economics, DAAD Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław.

Garsztecki, Stefan – Professor at Institut für Europäische Studien, Kultur- und Länderstudien Ostmitteleuropas, Technische Universität Chemnitz.

Gianna, Ermela – Doctoral Student, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Gray, Caroline – Lecturer, Politics, History and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Aston University.

Kinki, Lucy – Postdoctoral Researcher, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Kolbusz, Paweł – PhD researcher, Chair of Social Sciences and Economics, DAAD Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław.

Leino-Sandberg, Päivi – Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.

Maatsch, Aleksandra – Chair of Social Sciences and Economics, DAAD Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław.

Makaradze, Soso – PhD researcher, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Miklin, Eric – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Salzburg.

Munta, Mario – Assistant Professor, The Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

Pircher, Brigitte – Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Linaeus University.

Raunio, Tapio – Professor, Head of Political Science Department, Tampere University.

Ringe, Nils – Professor of Political Science, Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ripoll Servent, Ariadna – Professor for Politics of the European Union, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Thomas, Anja – Research Associate, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.

Turner, Ed – Reader in Politics, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University.

Discussant: Anja Thomas

PARTICIPANTS

Bekker, Sonja – Associate professor, Jean Monnet Chair on European Social Policy and Employment Relations.

Blauberger, Michael – Professor for Politics of the European Union, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Bokhorst, David – Research Fellow, European University Institute.

Closa, Carlos – Professor, CSIC (Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos) and EUI.

Crum, Ben – Professor of Political Science, Scientific Director of the VU School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Eihmanis, Edgars – Postdoctoral researcher, Chair of Social Sciences and Economics, DAAD Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław.

Garsztecki, Stefan – Professor at Institut für Europäische Studien, Kultur- und Länderstudien Ostmitteleuropas, Technische Universität Chemnitz.

Gianna, Ermela – Doctoral Student, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Gray, Caroline – Lecturer, Politics, History and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Aston University.

Kinki, Lucy – Postdoctoral Researcher, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Kolbusz, Paweł – PhD researcher, Chair of Social Sciences and Economics, DAAD Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław.

Leino-Sandberg, Päivi – Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.

Maatsch, Aleksandra – Chair of Social Sciences and Economics, DAAD Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław.

Makaradze, Soso – PhD researcher, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Miklin, Eric – Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Salzburg.

Munta, Mario – Assistant Professor, The Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb.

Pircher, Brigitte – Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Linaeus University.

Raunio, Tapio – Professor, Head of Political Science Department, Tampere University.

Ringe, Nils – Professor of Political Science, Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ripoll Servent, Ariadna – Professor for Politics of the European Union, Salzburg Center for European Union Studies, University of Salzburg.

Thomas, Anja – Research Associate, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.

Turner, Ed – Reader in Politics, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University.