In 2013, S. Musumeci and E. Ciclet formed the RE­-THINK NOW initiative because they wanted to address the particular need for better understanding the operation of our society.


RE­-THINK NOW | RESEARCH FOR A BETTER SOCIETY is based on our interest in reflecting on reality and in connecting the dots.

We feel the need for unveiling the logic and essence of what is going on around and within us.

Our approach is characterized by a polymathic mindset, which means that we yearn for getting knowledge together and getting more knowledgeable.

We intend to improve ourselves without sclerotizing our minds. We intend to go deeper, depth perhaps being going up or sliding on the surface.

Our interdisciplinary attitude has always impregnated our entrepreneurial lives. Here are some highlights of our background:

E. Ciclet held a seminar at The University of Buckingham on the destruction of law, and published an article on the Limits of EU Power in Economic Affairs. Also, she wrote the article When Law Loses Its Legitimacy.


  • Ciclet, (2013) ‘Does the Lisbon Treaty Effectively Limit the Power of the European Union’, Economic Affairs, 33(2), pp. 246–256.

The research article highlights crucial and technical issues pertaining to the limitation of European Union (EU) Power. It evidences how the EU has the possibility to act in an arbitrary manner.

The article can be read here.


  • Ciclet, (2015) When Law Loses Its Legitimacy. RE­-THINK NOW | RESEARCH FOR A BETTER SOCIETY.  (NOTARISED DOCUMENT) .

When Law Loses Its Legitimacy corresponds to the need for exposing existent issues, which however may not be easy to detect but have a considerable impact on society. More precisely, the essay aims to get at the core of what illegitimate law is.

This essay’s warns the regulator and individuals against illegitimate forms of law, notably law without limits. Significantly, alarm is not taken based on theoretical possibilities, but it rests on examples of regulatory instruments.

The article can be read here.

Quotes from Emilie’s Articles

From the article “When Law Loses Its Legitimacy“:

Law consists of rules that must be respected. Instruments, which are made of rules, are named law when they are adopted according to the legal processes used to make law. Such processes indeed confer rules obligatory character. For instance, in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) legal instruments named legislative acts (see Table 2) are those accepted ‘by legislative procedure’ (see Article 289(3) TFEU).

Instruments which are recognised as law in virtue of their being adopted according to legal processes may however be devoid of legitimacy. Legitimacy is more than processes. It primarily stems from soundness.

Law is sound when it is logical, coherent, not self-contradictory, exempt from defects as to justice, or possesses the other qualities covered by the meanings of the adjective sound.