Governance in Europe


Eclecticism is the hallmark of this book. This is illustrated by the nature of the articles and the profiles of the writers. A quick glance at the table of contents clearly indicates this aspect:

from a reflection on secularism in Europe, diplomacy of influence through to religious beliefs, geopolitical issues, Community law, financial regulation, immigration and defence; the outlook offered by this study is highly varied.

Also varied are the profiles of the writers of this book: a lawyer (Jean Michel Quillardet), a senior official (Max Brisson), lecturers-researchers (Denis Aubin, Marc Delachaussée, Dominique Jean Renou), a journalist (Genci Burimi), legal professionals (Muriel Assouline, Bruno Szwajcer), an honorary divisional commissioner of the national police (Michel Lepoix), were sought as an expression of the profound educational vocation of the FEDE.

This book aims to provide an understanding of the main organisational mechanims in Europe in terms of strategy and geopolitics. It enables an analysis of the interactions between states, international institutions, economic stakeholders and civil societies. It offers tools for analysing European governance in order to understand its complexities and issues. To understand today’s world, is to be able, tomorrow, to deliver more effective, more open, more coherent, more legitimate, more responsible and therefore more efficient managerial decisions.


1. Governance and religious belief
Secularism in Europe
Jean Michel Quillardet

2. Governance and geopolitics
European geopolitics
Max Brisson

3. Governance and euroscopy
International Non Governmental organizations
The political, legislative and financial systems
Community law
Competences of the EU
Max Brisson and Muriel Assouline

4. Governance, public markets and business
Scope & errors of the special sectors directive
Bruno Szwajcer
CSR and Europe
CSR, a tool in the service of businesses
Denis Aubin

5. Governance and the regulation of finance
The regulation of finance in Europe
Marc Delachaussée

6. Governance and immigration in Europe
Governance and immigration formalities in Europe
Governance and multiculturalism in Europe
European union and international mobility
Dominique Jean Renou

7. Governance and european defence
Europe and defence
Michel Lepoix

8. Governance and the diplomacy of influence in Europe
The diplomacy of influence
Genci Burimi

The co-authors:

Jean Michel Quillardet, doctor of letters, lawyer at the Paris Bar, created the Jean Zay chair devoted to the teaching of secularism at Sciences Po Bordeaux. In 2008, he founded with Antoine Sfeir “The international observatory of secularism against community abuses”. He has been a member of the National Advisory Commission on Human Rights and an academic teacher at the University of Évry.

Professor of History, and a senior official in the Ministry of Education, Max Brisson, author of certain works, is today an internationally recognized historian.

Muriel Assouline, graduate of a Masters 2, is a lawyer specializing in European Union law. As an E-learning trainer, she familiarises students, among other subjects, with the geopolitics and history of Europe and with community competition and international institutions law.

Bruno Szwajcer is responsible for legal Affairs at the Purchasing Department of EDF, is a lecturer at the University of Paris XI in public economic law, and is a specialist in social and business law. This graduate of the ESCP-EAP (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris), who also holds a Master 1 in private law, received the prize of vocation 93 in poetry. His work on Alfred de Musset is also a major reference in the world of literature.

A professor of economics and accounting management, he teaches in the preparatory class. Within the FEDE, he has been designing and creating educational material resource collections for many years.

Marc Delachaussée is an ex-pupil of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and holder of a DEA (Diploma in Applied Studies) in General Policy and Strategy of Organizations.
Marc Delachaussée has been successively in charge of financial management and risk management of the BPCE (Caisse d’Epargne Banque Populaire) (Savings department of the Popular bank) and treasurer of Natixis Global Asset Management (Groupe BPCE).

Dominique-Jean Renou is a teacher at Reims Management School (RMS) and Créteil Val-de-Marne University. Dominique-Jean Renou has, amongst other activities, been a European lobbyist at a very high level and a prolific writer. At the FEDE, he participated in the design of the EUBAP (European Business Administration Test) text.

Michel Lepoix is an honorary Divisional Commissioner, who holds two DES (Diplome d’études secondaires- Higher Education Diploma) in Political and Administrative Sciences. He is also a graduate in law. Michel Lepoix has been an internal security attaché with the French ambassador to Albania, in charge of the problems of sports violence whilst connected with the cabinet of Nicolas Sarkozy and the divisional commissaire of the XVIth arrondissement of Paris. At the same time, Michel Lepoix has published five collections of poetry.

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