"One of Europe′s most prominent intellectuals, a socialpolitical theorist of the highest standing. In pinpointing the lackof democratic participation, he builds a case that Europe′s leaderswill sooner or later have to answer."
"A trailblazer of an emerging debate in international politicaltheory."
"A vital injection into the public debate on the future of the EUsince it brings our attention to a central political dimension ofthis project, which seems to have been lost. It is also athought–provoking contribution to several debates inpolitical theory."
European Political Science
"The Crisis′ demand for a politicised and democratisedEurope is a welcome tonic to an event currently marked by its lackof vision."
"We should rejoice that a philosopher like Habermas is not givingup, but calling the European elite to order. He sees an opportunityin the crisis. ′With a little backbone the crisis of the singlecurrency can bring about what some once hoped for from a commonEuropean foreign policy, namely a cross–border awareness of ashared European destiny.′"
"One of the most famous living philosophers."
"There is something refreshingly honest about Jurgen Habermas′stake on the European Union."
"For at least a generation Jurgen Habermas′s work has made asignificant impact on a variety of important debates in philosophyand the social sciences."
"No–one articulates the ′European′ ideal with greaterintellectual clarity, philosophical acumen and humanist fervourthan Jürgen Habermas."
About the Author
Jürgen Habermas is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at theJohann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt and one of the mostinfluential social and political thinkers in the world today.