'Europe of the Regions'
A Genealogy of an Ambiguous Concept
Ulrike Guérot's chapter contains a brief history of the concept of »Europe of the regions«, in which she criticises the dominance of the member states at nearly all levels of EU decision making. Guérot diagnoses a lack of republicanism in the current political system of the EU and argues for both to be integrated in the near future: republicanism and a federal structure that would give more power to the regions. Her innovative approach is to call for a »European Republic« that would create a common umbrella under which European regions could peacefully coexist and citizens' rights would be managed under the principle of equality before the law.