Die Zukunft Europas zwischen Demokratie und Kapitalismus

Translated title of the contribution: Europe's future between democracy and capitalism

Thomas Biebricher, Frieder Vogelmann

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The European Union's ongoing "crisis" has forcefully turned attention to the problematic relation between democracy and capitalism. We use the discussion between Jürgen Habermas and Wolfgang Streeck as our point of departure to demonstrate how the blind spots of the debate obstruct an analysis that is neither utopian nor resigned but tries to identify those conflicts in which citizens may at least hope to democratically unsettle both their national states and the European Union to keep them from merely complying to economies every need.
Translated title of the contributionEurope's future between democracy and capitalism
Original languageGerman
JournalPolitische Vierteljahresschrift
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • European union
  • Jürgen Habermas
  • Ordoliberalism
  • Property
  • Wolfgang Streeck

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