ARENA working paper by Habermas

Jürgen Habermas has published a paper on European democracy in the ARENA Working Paper series.

Photo: Holbergprisen/Florian Breier

In his paper, Jürgen Habermas outlines how a European supranational federation could be constructed. He portrays an order constituted by a 'doubled' sovereign: the European citizens and the European peoples (the states).

Habermas is recognized as one of the world’s leading intellectuals. He has made important contributions to the debate on the future of European democracy over the last 25 years.

- We are honoured that Habermas considered ARENA's publication series for his work, Prof. Erik O. Eriksen says. Eriksen has himself published extensively on topics closely related to Habermas’ work, Habermas being an important source of scholarly inspiration.

The German social scientist and philosopher came to Norway to hold the Holberg Lecture in September 2014.

The lecture is now published as ARENA Working Paper 13/2014: Democracy in Europe: Why the Development of the European Union into a Transnational Democracy is Necessary and How it is Possible.

Published Jan. 20, 2015 1:46 PM - Last modified Sep. 7, 2021 10:38 AM