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France in need of reforms, Europe in mid-ford… Philippe Herzog provides a vivid picture of the “political shortcomings” characterising our times. Expressing convictions that defy the established political order, he invites us to travel and suggests we should “journey more often”: into our history to rediscover our values and revitalise them, around Europe and throughout the world to become open to others and to understand the people with whom we are forging our future. Philippe Herzog is rekindling the European perspective as a utopia that calls for new ethics, new forms of political action and innovative projects. This essay is both an appeal and an outstanding contribution to the public debate on revitalising Europe.
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Travelling Hopefully


By the same author :

L'Europe après l'Europe - les voies d'une métamorphose, éd. De
Boeck, Bruxelles, 2002.
Manifeste pour une démocratie européenne, Les Éditions de l'Atelier,
Paris, 1999.
Reconstruire un pouvoir politique, Dialogue pour gouverner en
partenaires, La Découverte, Paris 1997.
La société au pouvoir, Julliard, Paris, 1994.
Tu imagines la politique, Éditions Sociales, Paris 1991.
Europe 92 - construire autrement et autre chose, Messidor-Editions
sociales, Paris, 1989.
La France peut se ressaisir, Messidor, Paris, 1987.
Un chemin pour sortir de la crise, Messidor, Paris, 1985.
L'économie à bras le corps, Messidor-Editions sociales, Paris,
e1982 ; 2 édition augmentée et refondue, 1984.
Politique économique et planification en régime capitaliste, Editions
sociales, Paris, 1971.
Prévisions économiques et comptabilité nationale, PUF, Paris, 1968.


Co-authored works :

Quelle démocratie, quelle citoyenneté ?, Editions de l'Atelier, Paris,
1995 (avec Blandine Kriegel, Joël Roman, Dominique Voynet).
Changer d'Europe, Syros, coll. « Pour débattre », Paris, 1994
(avec Andrée Buchmann, Julien Dray, François Hollande).
Changer d'économie, Syros, coll. « Pour débattre », Paris, 1992
(avec André Gauron, Alain Lipietz, Jacques Mistral).
Un chemin pour sortir de la crise, Messidor-Editions sociales, Paris,
1984 (collectif).
Changer l'économie, Editions sociales, Paris, 1977 (avec Paul
Boccara, Anicet Le Pors, Claude Quin).
Ce que coûte le capitalisme à la France, Editions sociales, Paris, 1971
(avec Claude Quin).
Traité marxiste d'économie politique. Le capitalisme monopoliste d'Etat,
Editions sociales, Paris, 1971 (collectif).

Philippe Herzog
Travelling Hopefully
Ethics, action, perspective
for a revival of Europe
EUROPE AFTER EUROPE COLLECTION

Confrontations Europe
Éditions Le Manuscrit


Translated by Louise Elliott Wallace



© Éditions Le Manuscrit, 2006
www.manuscrit.com
communication@manuscrit.com

ISBN : 2-7481-7085-7 (fichier numérique)
ISBN 13 : 9782748170856 (fichier numérique)
ISBN : 2-7481-7084-9 (livre imprimé)
ISBN 13 : 9782748170849 (livre imprimé)

SUMMARY


FOREWORD.................................................................. 9
A CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE ............................................ 13
1. THE NEED AND FEAR OF CHANGE............................. 19
Living and taking action in the new world..................19
Reforming obsolete national structures.......................22
Sharing a political Community......................................28
2. SELF EXAMINATION................................................. 33
Each country must re-examine its relationship
to the Union ....................................................................33
Reforms of the social system and the State in
France...............................................................................38
Acculturation and the European involvement of the
French42
3. DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROSPECTS FOR
EUROPE ....................................................................... 45
Implementing and refounding the Lisbon Strategy...45
A renewal of the European social model....................48
stIndustry and service policies for the 21 century.......51
The transformation of European capitalism and the
consolidation of the Economic Union........................58
4. A PLURINATIONAL DEMOCRACY BASED ON
PARTICIPATION............................................................ 67
Holding onto the Constitution .....................................67
The requirement for the participation and
establishment of a European civil society...................69
Institutional system reforms..........................................72
5. EUROPE’S ETHICS AND IDENTITY............................. 77
The issue of borders and of further enlargements.....77
Three aspects of the new ethics of responsibility ......81
Values, memories and promises ...................................83
Travelling hopefully........................................................86




BIBLIOGRAPHY............................................................ 87
Books ...............................................................................87
Reports.............................................................................89
Confrontations Europe documents.............................89
PRESENTATIONS...................................................................91
Europe after Europe collection....................................91
Confrontations Europe .................................................92
Éditions Le Manuscrit ...................................................95

Bibliography



FOREWORD


The purpose of this essay is to contribute to the debate about
the future of Europe. This material was not written
circumstantially : it has matured over the course of experiences
and actions as well as expectations and setbacks, since my last
book, “L’Europe après l’Europe” (2002). It is a short work that
adopts a specific stance and prompts reactions : we cannot, at
this point in time, simply sit back and analyse the situation.
Europe is in trouble but will survive if everyone gets involved.

This essay is aimed at the French who must explain
themselves, redefine their relationship to Europe and attempt
to bounce back after having said non to the Draft Constitution.
It is also intended for other Europeans because a transnational
dialogue is imperative. This book will, in fact, serve to
accompany the initiatives of the Confrontations Europe
association in several European capitals in 2006-2007. Both a
French and English-language version are available with this in
mind.

Europe is made up of different nations confronted with
two imperatives : reforming their systems and drawing closer
together.

A rising awareness of the major changes underway –
globalisation, the environment, and demography – must lead to
major transformations. The answers needed to satisfy security,
solidarity and prosperity requirements must be reinvented
from top to bottom.

The European economy is sluggish and passive : we must
relaunch and remodel the Lisbon Strategy. The core of this
essay is devoted to that agenda. The institutions are not
efficient : we must preserve the inroads made by the Draft

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