Die Verlockung einer Globalisierung ohne Forum - zu den Hintergrundbedingungen der Schweizer Europadebatte

Schlegel, Stefan (2022). Die Verlockung einer Globalisierung ohne Forum - zu den Hintergrundbedingungen der Schweizer Europadebatte. Swiss Review of International and European Law, 32(3), pp. 335-367. Schulthess

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This article recalls two concepts that have received little attention in the Swiss debate on Europe – the spaghetti bowl and the Rodrik trilemma. The spaghetti bowl refers to a network of international treaties without central institutions. The article demonstrates that the idea of such a network being able to deliver results comparable to those of international and supranational institutions is an important and problematic background assumption in the Swiss debate on Europe. The spaghetti bowl also suggests the possibility to escape the Rodrik trilemma, which holds that of the three objectives «national sovereignty», «economic integration» and «democracy», no more than two can be maximized. The article uses the Rodrik trilemma to demonstrate why the spaghetti bowl is no alternative to suprastate institutions. It concludes that the root cause of Switzerland’s unresolved relationship with Europe is a problematic understanding of the relationship of the individual to the state as well as of the realm of economics to the realm of politics.

Keywords: Rodrik trilemma – institutional issues Switzerland–EU – spaghetti bowl effect – collective action problems – neoliberalism

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Public Law > Institute of Public Law

UniBE Contributor:

Schlegel, Stefan

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISSN:

1019-0406

Publisher:

Schulthess

Language:

German

Submitter:

Stefan Schlegel

Date Deposited:

24 Oct 2022 17:13

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 16:25

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Rodrik trilemma – institutional issues Switzerland–EU – spaghetti bowl effect – collective action problems – neoliberalism Schlagwörter: Rodrik-Trilemma – Institutionelle Fragen Schweiz–EU – Spaghettischüssel-Effekt – Collective- Action-Probleme – Neoliberalismus

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/173160

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/173160

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