today I post a short abstract of the kind of stuff that I will discuss at a conference at the European University Institute in Florence on November 7. If someone of my readers find this stuff of any interest I will post more on the "modest proposal" fore European democratization. I will dwell on this only if I find the request on the Plunder Blog which increases in readers, but VERY SILENT readers!
Toward a European Social Alternative to Corporate Disaster-Capitalism.
A Modest Proposal for the Sake of Constitutional Legitimacy.
My talk will discuss the role and possibilities of the European institutional scenario in the aftermath of the corporate-capitalist fiasco. Will blame the disaster on shortcomings of the very legal system and question the strategy of blaming “regulatory” shortcomings or “corporate greed” all seen as strategies of exception.
I will then advance a proposal for an urgent of institutional solution to the current problem of corporate hijacking of the European normative system.
Ugo Mattei-Laura Nader, Plunder. When the Rule of Law is Illegal, Wiley Blackwell 2008
Robert B. Reich, Supercapitalism. The Transformation of Business Democracy and Everyday Life, Nw York, Vintage Books, 2007
Laura Pennacchi, la Moralita’ del Welfare, Contro il Neoliberismo populista, Donzelli 2008
Robert J. Shiller, The Subprime Solution. How Today’s Global Financial Crisis happened and What to do About It, Princeton UP 2008.