[MaFLa] MTA_BTK_FI_szeminarium_marcius_27_szerda_18h

Bela Mester mester at webmail.phil-inst.hu
Mon Mar 25 19:24:19 CET 2013

Kedves Kollégák!

Az MTA BTK Filozófiai Intézet szemináriumi sorozatának következő vendége Ryszard Legutko professzor, a krakkói Jagello Egyetem filozófia professzora, Lengyelország EP képviselője. Előadásának címe:

Ryszard Legutko: "Is There Such a Thing as European Democracy?"

Előadása időpontja és helyszíne: 2013 március 27. 18 óra, MTA BTK Filozófiai Intézet, Budapest, Úri utca 53. II. emelet 224. Az előadás absztraktja alább olvasható.

Mester Béla (MTA BTK FI)

Ryszard Legutko
Is There Such a Thing as European Democracy
The paper addresses a widely discussed problem of the democratic deficit in the European Union, the
term referring to the fact that the European institutions substantially deviate from the political
standards and rules that have been established in European nation states over a long period of time.
The author takes the view that this deficit is indeed real and profound. What seems puzzling is why in
the time of the omnipresence of democratic piety the clearly non-democratic tendency on a
continental scale does not provoke a serious critical reaction in Europe, and does not delegitimize ?
as one might expect it should ? the current course of the integration in the eyes of the European
political class.
The author attempts to explain this somewhat surprising attitude and claims that the European
Union with its democratic deficit reflects the European spirit as it has been developing during the last
decades, in particular, since the 1968 counter-culture revolution. Its result was the blurring of the
classical political and ideological divisions and the establishment of the so-called mainstream politics.
The European Union as conceived and institutionalized today is the embodiment of the mainstream
view of democracy.

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