University of Athens
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1 July 2008
The concepts of Liberty and Security, both in a theoretical perspective and in view of their role in the formulation and implementation of virtually all policies in a modern polity, acquire a special place in the framework of the European Union. Taking into account the rapid development of a variety of EU policies that revolve around these concepts, this special place merits extensive attention. This is particularly important for the analysis of the development of a distinct foreign policy/external action of the EU, in the framework of which the concepts of liberty and security acquire a significant role.
5 December 2007
The proposed amendment of the 2002 Framework Decision on combating terrorism further increases the impression of a «(in)security continuum» that could be used as an argument for the criminalization of otherwise legal behaviours; these behaviours could, most importantly, be regarded as forms of exercise of such fundamental freedoms as the freedom of expression. In fact, the main problem of the new offences to be created is the inadequate treatment of the rivalry between freedoms that they involve, by virtue of the abstract definitions and subjective criteria that are proposed to national legislative authorities, an element that ultimately poses a threat to the rule of law.
22 October 2007
The research conducted in the framework of the CHALLENGE programme, has investigated a variety of aspects of the problematique surrounding the relationship between liberty and security. The tensions involved in this relationship could also be argued to exist as far as the relationship among freedoms themselves is concerned: the notion of Rival Freedoms represents a significant aspect of the paradigm of European Governance as a liberal regime.
29 May 2007
The European Union, representative of a new type of federalism, not restricted to the economic field but also having a political dimension, is based both on the concept of fundamental rights which introduce the respect of the person in his interactions with other persons of a community as well as on the concept of European culture.
9 May 2007
WP 12 (the University of Athens and the University of Cologne) has organized a workshop for the 11th of May 2007 at the University of Athens.
26 February 2007
On the 15th of February 2007 a seminar with the theme «Global Growth and Security- A Corporate Perspective» was held at the «Kostis Palamas» Hall of the University of Athens. Guest speaker was Mr. Benoit Monsaingeon, economist and director of BNP Paribas bank.
8 November 2006
A conference about Freedom, equality and exception in market economies organized by the Universty of Athens
4 March 2005
Are there any normative patterns of globalisation regulating trade and population flows? Is a globalised borderless normative order already in place or is it gradually emerging and under which circumstances? What about the relations between an actual borderless normative order and EC Governance in the economic field? Is the EU Governance in terms of the security of the market a representative paradigm of security governance in a globalised world? Most importantly, what is the role of individual and new forms of subjectivity put forward in the context of globalisation? Which are the interactions and struggles between different techniques of exercising power as individualisation techniques and how do they relate to new forms of normativity in a borderless order?