2011 FAES Campus
State and Civil Society
Civil Society, Market and Welfare State
The crisis of Social-Democracy
Autonomic State and Nationalisms
Guaranteeing the Autonomic State
"Este Campus 2011 tiene como objetivo contribuir al debate político con las mejores ideas y con el deseo de que muy pronto nuestra nación tenga un buen Gobierno, un Gobierno serio, solvente, eficaz, responsable, y también patriota", ha defendido José María Aznar.
“The first and nearly the sole measure to set the current State of Autonomies back in track is restoring the constitutional consensus. Or, at least, restoring the consensus between the two major parties, the Socialist and ours.
“National conflicts are at the core of the history of modern Spain. Creating an Autonomic State, which was implemented during the Democratic Transition, was a partially successful way to try to solve this issue. The debate around this model is now reopened and Catalonia is the focus of discussions”
There is no real individual freedom without civil society, for that reason, the classical-liberal project must address the strengthening of civil society
State and society are concepts that interweave, interrelate and grip our present and future. A civil society is comprehended by individuals that interact subject to spontaneous laws and orders in accordance with a common denominator of values
“The US presidential election is different from any other election because the electoral college representation system makes demographic changes a determining factor in the election of the President.
“We have little financial culture in Spain, therefore the figure of a personal consultant was a great progress with regards to the provision of financial services for the client, who was used to managing everything at a banking institution whose sole interest was getting its commission and not the continuous management of the client’s portfolio.
“Al-Qaeda’s global Jihadism differs from other Jihads in that the latter ones are generally inspired by Islamist ideology but they are not addressed against local opponents or objectives.
“In terms of global economy, the world is currently growing in an uneven manner. World trade is mainly driven by the emerging world which, thanks to its previous positive performance (2000-2008), is perceived as sound, and not by the developed world.
“There is nothing to replace the continued primacy of the transatlantic relationship, which remains the world’s largest economic space, accounting for half of the world’s economic output and 40% of its trade.
Percival Manglano, Mario Garcés, Julio Gómez-Pomar and Antonio Núñez have pointed out the need of being more effective and efficient, one of the main challenges of the next Government in Spain.
Pedro Schwartz has reviewed the euro’s economic targets, the rules to access the single currency and the advantages of having a single currency in a broad trading area to analyse the current euro crisis".
“From day one the greatest challenge of Partido Popular will be to rebuild the institutions of an exhausted country”, Manuel Pizarro said during his conference at the Campus.
“A rational and effective management and also saving in the management of those resources doesn’t mean diminishing social services’ benefits”, as María Dolores de Cospedal has explained.
“Political leaders must find a way to explain to their fellow citizens that the times of peace and plenty cannot be taken for granted anymore”, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, former Prime Minister of Poland, has explained.
“We wanted to introduce reforms that would put work and responsibility back at the heart of system, changing lives not just maintaining them on welfare”, Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in the UK, defended.
“The Socialist bubble can no longer hide the regression caused by them, because it has burst” Aznar declared at the opening session of the 2011 FAES Campus.