chapter  1
Introduction: reconfiguring European democracy
ByErik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum
Pages 13

The last months have seen newspapers filled with headlines on the European crisis, the imminent collapse of the European Union’s (EU) common currency, the euro, and the repercussions that these events may have. At the time of writing, it is not clear what the outcomes will be. Whether the euro will survive, be reshaped, or collapse, are questions that remain shrouded in uncertainty. The same applies to the fallout for the EU, whether it will continue to survive, and, if so, in what form or shape that will be.