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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE
EDWARD CLAY is a research associate at the Overseas Development Institute
MARK COUSINS is the author of The Story of Film (Pavilion Books)
ALEX DE WAAL is a fellow of the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University
JULIAN EVANS is working on the authorised biography of Norman Lewis
DAVID FLEMING is author of the forthcoming book The Lean Economy
CHARLES GRANT is director of the Centre for European Reform
DAVID HALPERN is a lecturer at Cambridge University
JONATHAN HEAWOOD is editor of the Fabian Review
DAVID HERMAN is a writer
IVAN HEWETT is the author of Music: Healing the Rift (Continuum)
KEVIN JACKSON is the author of Humphrey Jennings (Picador)
ROBERT JACKSON is a former MP
SUNDER KATWALA is general secretary of the Fabian Society
JOHN KAY is the author of The Truth about Markets (Allen Lane)
DAN KUPER works for London Underground
BEN LEWIS presents the BBC4 series Art Safari
ALISON MACLEOD is author of The Wave Theory of Angels (Hamish Hamilton)
ANDREW MORAVCSIK is a professor of politics at Princeton University
JONATHAN POWER writes on foreign affairs for the International Herald Tribune
DAVID RIEFF is the author of A Bed for the Night (Vintage)
ANTHONY ROBINSON is a journalist
ALAN SHIPMAN is the author of The Globalization Myth (Icon Books)
LARRY SIEDENTOP is an emeritus fellow of Keble College, Oxford
WILLIAM SKIDELSKY is books editor of the New Statesman
GISELA STEWART is a Labour MP
IAN STEWART is a professor of mathematics at Warwick University
ERIK TARLOFF is a novelist and writer
JACK THURSTON works for the German Marshall Fund of the United States
4PROSPECT July 2005
contents Issue one hundred and twelve July 2005
22Europe without illusions
The constitution is dead, long live the constitution! Did European elites simply oversell a modest document? Is there a real crisis of legitimacy?Andrew Moravcsik analyses; others take issue.
OPINIONS 12The end ofcongestion
DAVID FLEMING Congestion charging won’t be needed in 2015—the oil will be running out. Unless we ration.
13The Uzbek tinderbox
ANTHONY ROBINSON Most post-Soviet states, like Ukraine, decided not to shoot down their citizens. Not Uzbekistan.
G8 SUMMIT 16In praise ofdebt
ALAN SHIPMAN There are sound reasons for countries to incur debt. The G8 relief deal may be a mixed blessing.
ALEX DE WAAL & EDWARD CLAY The use of western food surpluses to provide aid is soon to end. Two cheers.
JACK THURSTON Opening up agricultural markets will not help all African countries.
OPEN LETTER 30Dear Angela Merkel
ROBERT JACKSON Angela Merkel will probably become German chancellor in September. Robert Jackson proposes a new alliance in Europe between Britain and Germany.
ESSAYS 34Dangerous pity
DAVID RIEFF The millions donated to Ethiopia in 1985 after Live Aid were supposed to go towards famine relief. In reality, donors became participants in a civil war and Stalinist resettlement project.