Speaker series 2018: “Europe’s fast- and slow-burning crises”
As part of its 2018 speaker series, the Jean Monnet Center Montréal is pleased to welcome Eleni Tsingou from the Copenhagen Business School to McGill University on September 13th. Eleni Tsingou will give a public lecture on “Europe’s fast- and slow-burning crises”.
McGill University, Leacook building, room 429 (855, Sherbrooke street, Montréal)
The European Union has been confronted with crises across a range of policy areas. Crises have typically been viewed as providing impetus for further integration but are now straining the European project. Eleni Tsingou proposes a framework to understand crises and distinguish how they are comprehended as ‘fast-burning’ and ‘slow-burning’ phenomena. Those who view crises as fast-burning typically rally material and ideational resources to address issues with high political intensity. When a crisis is perceived as slow-burning, the key concern is with how the issue is framed and how social expectations are changing. Thinking of fast- and slow-burning crises permits analytical distinctions in how authorities and social actors view crises and how they consider actual conditions and future narratives. The framework assists in specifying how authorities and expert and civil society groups develop policy programmes and frames, as well as changes to European societies’ experiences and expectations.