The plans laid out by the Commission for an EU federation in 2012 certainly had their merits, but any European state must grow out of the will of citizens, not bureaucrats. By James Bartholomeusz
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The Scottish independence vote has reinvigorated the nation’s democracy – but the prospect of secession is a dangerous one for Europe. By James Bartholomeusz
In this op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Jason Pack and Brendan Simms argue that Scotland has a lot more to loose than it stands to gain with independence.
Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America is a foundational text of federalist political science. James Bartholomeusz considers its relevance for modern-day European integration.
Matteo Renzi’s new offer of a United States of Europe is a beacon of hope both for the continent and for Italy itself. By Mario Zorro
Next in our series on historical federalism, James Bartholomeusz takes a look at the Ventotene Manifesto, one of the founding documents of European federalism.