August 22nd, 2008

Lib Dem, libdem

August Books 29) Liberal Democracy and Globalisation

29) Liberal Democracy and Globalisation, compiled and edited by Graham Watson MEP and Katharine Durrant

A collection of 21 short essays by 23 MEPs of the Liberal group (and two credited research assistants), addressing the subject in the title of the collection. Actually the more generalist pieces tend unfortunately toward waffle, and some of them, written immediately after the French and Dutch referenda, have been overtaken by subsequent events; the ones that jumped out at me were by Jelko Kacin on Turkey and the EU, by Philippe Morillon on Bosnia and France, and by Emma Nicholson on international adoptions and Romania. Still, it's reassuring that the MEPs do have some however vague concept of ideology informing their thoughts.