This book presents a number of specific proposals that, if translated into political reality, could contribute to nurturing a Europeanisation of national public spheres. Having left Brexit behind, intellectuals and policy-makers throughout Europe are now passionately discussing how to move forward the process of European integration. Crucial to this effort is the debate about the Europeanisation of national public spheres: a process that should not harm existing national and local identities but, rather, contribute to their enrichment.
This book addresses policy-makers, academics, and forward-thinking citizens alike by providing them with a variety of ideas - and the practical steps needed to translate these into reality across selected European countries - to begin narrowing a dangerous gap between national politics and supranational policy-making.
Matteo Garavoglia is Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford, Senior Research Associate at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs and Senior Fellow and Director of the European Public Sphere Project: a research effort engaging top-level movers and shakers from business, media and politics to develop targeted policy-oriented proposals aimed at Europeanizing national public spheres. Previously, he was the Italy Programme Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Centre on the United States and Europe in Washington D.C. and Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He also served as Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, as Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, as Research Fellow at the Centre d'Etudes Européennes de Sciences Po in Paris and as Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Garavoglia has been teaching or speaking at, amongst others, Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University and Georgetown University. His work has been published or quoted by, amongst others, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, National Interest, the Atlantic, Voice of America, ABC News, NBC News, National Public Radio, China Global Television Network, Bloomberg, Fortune, the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Politico, Deutsche Welle, CNN, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. Dr. Garavoglia was educated at the University of London (BA), at the Centre d'études européennes de Sciences Po Paris (MA), and at the Freie Universität Berlin (PhD). Dr. Garavoglia lived in twelve different countries across four continents and speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French and some German.
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Improving on What We Already Have.- Chapter 3. Changing the Political Framework.- Chapter 4. Attempting the Leap Forward.- Chapter 5. Conclusion.