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The deepening crisis of the European Union: the case for radical change
The deepening crisis of the European Union: the case for radical change

Contributor(s): Włodzimierz Dymarski (Editor), Marica Frangakis (Editor), Jeremy Leaman (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Governance, Labor relations, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Welfare systems, Economic development, Law on Economics, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting, Globalization, EU-Legislation, Geopolitics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu
Keywords: European Union;crisis 2008+;Berlin consensus;Spain;EU social model;capitalism;uneven development;
Summary/Abstract: This volume is drawn in large part from academic papers presented at the 18th EuroMemo Conference at the Poznań University of Economics in September 2012. The first section is devoted to an examination of deficiencies of both the structures of political decision-making in the European Union and of the conduct of EU crisis management since 2008. The second section considers broader features of Europe's political economy which have a fundamental influence on its general evolution and the development of its deepening crisis. The third and final section includes the chapters which, in different ways, address key challenges facing the advanced economies of Europe at a fundamental and critical juncture in their development. "The book is a much needed addition to the literature on Europe’s structural growth weaknesses and the mismanagement of the 'Great recession' at both European and member state level. The critical viewpoint is stressed on the EU basic institutional biases together with suggestion of alternative solutions respectful of social needs and the well-being of citizens" (Nicola Acocella, Professor of Economic Policy, Department of Methods and Models for Economics, Territory and Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Rome 'La Sapienza').

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-7417-789-4
  • Page Count: 238
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English
Berlin consensus and disintegration: monetary regime and uneven development in the EU

Berlin consensus and disintegration: monetary regime and uneven development in the EU
(Berlin consensus and disintegration: monetary regime and uneven development in the EU)

The political economy of the 'Euro-system'

The political economy of the 'Euro-system'
(The political economy of the 'Euro-system')

Boom and (deep) crisis in the Spanish economy: the role of the EU in its evolution

Boom and (deep) crisis in the Spanish economy: the role of the EU in its evolution
(Boom and (deep) crisis in the Spanish economy: the role of the EU in its evolution)

Impact of the global crisis on the economic performance of Central and East European countries

Impact of the global crisis on the economic performance of Central and East European countries
(Impact of the global crisis on the economic performance of Central and East European countries)

The financial crisis and the restructuring of the EU social model

The financial crisis and the restructuring of the EU social model
(The financial crisis and the restructuring of the EU social model)

Crises and capitalist oligarchies: a radical critique of society and its political economy

Crises and capitalist oligarchies: a radical critique of society and its political economy
(Crises and capitalist oligarchies: a radical critique of society and its political economy)

EU governance: democracy as a mere fragment of political discourse

EU governance: democracy as a mere fragment of political discourse
(EU governance: democracy as a mere fragment of political discourse)

The need for a radical 'growth policy' agenda for Europe at a time of crisis

The need for a radical 'growth policy' agenda for Europe at a time of crisis
(The need for a radical 'growth policy' agenda for Europe at a time of crisis)

The future of capitalism will be decided in the cities

The future of capitalism will be decided in the cities
(The future of capitalism will be decided in the cities)

The preconditions for reducing social inequality in Europe

The preconditions for reducing social inequality in Europe
(The preconditions for reducing social inequality in Europe)

Lists of tables, figures and boxes

Lists of tables, figures and boxes
(Lists of tables, figures and boxes)

Notes on contributors

Notes on contributors
(Notes on contributors)