Session: Session 1 / Grand Ballroom 1
Date/Time: April 22, 2014 / 13:00-14:15
Patrick Messerlin, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
Kim Nam-Kook, Korea University
Kai-Olaf Lang, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Stefan Niederhafner, Seoul National University
The European Union, both monetary and political, was thought to be the quintessential “post-modern” polity. However, since the near-collapse of the monetary union five years ago, the long-term viability of the European Union is in doubt. Deep fissures have emerged between its member states, not only over fiscal and monetary policies, but also the pace and even the practicability of integration itself. Xenophobia and racism are on the rise once again. Will Europe’s post-modern dream be shattered?