Jean-Marc Ferry - On the crisis' impact on European Identity

More European solidarity is needed to overcome the European crisis - thinkings this further, the crisis also bears a chance for developing democracy in Europe, argues Jean-Marc Ferry, political scientist at the University of Nantes.

Benjamin Barber - on how the economic crisis affects democracy

The economic crisis is not just a financial crisis, it's a democratic crisis. Its a crisis in democratic citizenship - said Benjamin Barber, political theorist at Demos. Because democracy is about trust, the real causality of this economic crisis will not be the economic system, it will be democracy itself.

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