A triumph of failed ideas  European models of capitalism in the crisis Book

A triumph of failed ideas European models of capitalism in the crisis


  • Author : Steffen Lehndorff
  • Publisher : ETUI
  • Date : 2012
  • Category : Capitalism
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9782874522468

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The current crisis in Europe is being labelled, in mainstream media and politics, as a ‘public debt crisis’. The present book draws a markedly different picture. What is happening now is rooted, in a variety of different ways, in the destabilisation of national models of capitalism due to the predominance of neoliberalism since the demise of the post-war ‘golden age’. Ten country analyses provide insights into national ways of coping – or failing to cope – with the ongoing crisis. They reveal the extent to which the respective socio-economic development models are unsustainable, either for the country in question, or for other countries. The bottom-line of the book is twofold. First, there will be no European reform agenda at all unless each country does its own homework. Second, and equally urgent, is a new European reform agenda without which alternative approaches in individual countries will inevitably be suffocated. This message, delivered by the country chapters, is underscored by more general chapters on the prospects of trade union policy in Europe and on current austerity policies and how they interact with the new approaches to economic governance at the EU level. These insights are aimed at providing a better understanding across borders at a time when European rhetoric is being used as a smokescreen for national egoism.

Divisive integration  The triumph of failed ideas in Europe     revisited Book

Divisive integration The triumph of failed ideas in Europe revisited


  • Author : Steffen Lehndorff
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2014-04-01
  • Category :
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9782874523328

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This book is a follow-up to the ETUI 2012 volume 'The triumph of failed ideas'. The focus of the book is the weight attributed to the different economic and social development paths in ten individual EU countries, and their interaction with the austerity regime established at EU level which in fact is deepening the crisis rather than paving ways out of it. The most dangerous implication of this policy approach is, according to this study, that it is driving countries apart - misleadingly in the name of 'Europe', hence the title of the book 'divisive integration'. The main message of the book is that a gradual recovery is possible only if there is a change of course in individual countries that then triggers reactions in the policies of other countries and perturbations at the EU level. However, these changes in individual countries is no longer feasible without a green light or at least toleration from the level of the European institutions.

The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis Book

The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis


  • Author : Julien Mercille
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2014-08-27
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781317952114

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The European economic crisis has been ongoing since 2008 and while austerity has spread over the continent, it has failed to revive economies. The media have played an important ideological role in presenting the policies of economic and political elites in a favourable light, even if the latter’s aim has been to shift the burden of adjustment onto citizens. This book explains how and why, using a critical political economic perspective and focusing on the case of Ireland. Throughout, Ireland is compared with contemporary and historical examples to contextualise the arguments made. The book covers the housing bubble that led to the crash, the rescue of financial institutions by the state, the role of the European institutions and the International Monetary Fund, austerity, and the possibility of leaving the eurozone for Europe’s peripheral countries. Through a systematic analysis of Ireland’s main newspapers, it is argued that the media reflect elite views and interests and downplay alternative policies that could lead to more progressive responses to the crisis.

Models of Capitalism in the European Union Book

Models of Capitalism in the European Union


  • Author : Beáta Farkas
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2016-09-07
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN : 9781137600578

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This book uses comparative economic analysis to provide a common conceptual framework for all current European Union member states. Based on empirical investigation, the author identifies the Nordic, North-western, Mediterranean, and Central and Eastern models of capitalism on the threshold of the 2008 global financial and economic crisis. The chapters also examine the resulting institutional responses to the crisis and the methods of crisis management adopted by each member state. The analysis reveals that the crisis has not triggered radical institutional change but, instead, highlighted deep institutional differences not between the old and new member states, but between the Nordic, North-western, Mediterranean, and Central and Eastern European countries. These institutional differences are so significant that they require the rethinking of European integration theory. Models of Capitalism in the European Union serves as a useful handbook for academics, advanced students, policy-makers and advisors who are interested in European economic issues.

The capacity of welfare regimes to absorb macro economic shocks  National differences in the development of unemployment  poverty and the distribution of income in the aftermath of the financial crisis 2008 Book

The capacity of welfare regimes to absorb macro economic shocks National differences in the development of unemployment poverty and the distribution of income in the aftermath of the financial crisis 2008


  • Author : Verena Maria Mai
  • Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
  • Date : 2014-02-01
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN : 9783954896509

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The financial crisis, which struck the EU countries in 2008, was followed by the severest economic recession since the end of the Second World War. This book illustrates the development of unemployment, poverty and the distribution of income within the social systems of Sweden, Austria and Spain in the aftermath of the financial crisis 2008. Whether one country has been more effective in cushioning the negative impacts of the economic downturn and whether variations in the development of these socio-political indicators are attributable to the different welfare state models, are central to this piece of research. This analysis supports the findings of previous research. Firstly, it could be observed that some societal groups have been more vulnerable to the negative impacts of the financial crisis 2008 than others. Secondly, less developed welfare states have to react in more active ways to crises compared to countries which have the schemes already implemented before an economic downturn shows its consequences.

Economic Policy  Crisis and Innovation Book

Economic Policy Crisis and Innovation


  • Author : Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2019-11-21
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781000751000

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This book is a Festschrift to Annamaria Simonazzi and embraces the themes that she has contributed to over the years through her insightful and inspiring works. It brings together contributions from a number of distinguished European economists, which pay tribute to her by engaging in a dialogue with her research, simultaneously reflecting on the process of growing economic disintegration in the European Union, its causes and its possible remedies. The book shows the deep interrelations between macroeconomic issues and the social sphere, and points to the need to rethink the very foundations of European economic policies as an effective antidote to growing imbalances and disintegration. In particular, the effects of austerity are assessed alongside the dimensions of inequality, gender discrimination, poverty, and unemployment, broadening the perspective also beyond the Eurozone. The authors envision a progressive society, in which investments in research and intelligent industrial policies govern the processes of technological change and drive the economy towards a more efficient and more equal model of development characterized by high productivity and high wages. While some chapters deal directly with policy issues, policy suggestions and proposals are scattered throughout the whole book. This volume will appeal to academics, economists, and policy-makers interested in understanding the policy response of European institutions to the challenges posed by both the Great Recession and subsequent developments in the European economies. The book is written in an engaging and accessible way, and the themes are broad enough to generate interest from the international public.

Greek Capitalism in Crisis Book
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Greek Capitalism in Crisis


  • Author : Stavros Mavroudeas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2014-07-25
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781317756149

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Despite the depth of the Greek crisis, the exorbitant burdens placed upon the working people and the massive popular resistance movement to capitalist policies, there is a definite lack of consistently Marxist analyses of the Greek problem. International debates regarding the Greek crisis have been dominated by orthodox (Neoclassical and neo-Keynesian) approaches. The heterodox side of these debates has been occupied by Radical Political Economy approaches (usually radical post-Keynesian or Marxo-Keynesian perspectives). Moreover, they are dominated by the ‘financialisation’ thesis which is quite alien to Marxism, neglects the sphere of production and professes that the global crisis is simply a financial crisis that has nothing to do with ‘real’ accumulation and the profit rate. This book argues that by emphasising the sphere of production and profitability, classical Marxist analysis better explains the Greek crisis than its orthodox and heterodox competitors. The contributors present critiques of the prevalent approaches and offer studies of the Greek crisis that use the methodology and the analytical and empirical tools of classical Marxist Political Economy. In particular, it is shown that the Greek crisis was caused by falling profitability and the ensuing overaccumulation crisis. The ‘broad unequal exchange’ existing between the euro-center and the euro-periphery contributed to Greek capital’s falling profitability. This book enriches the debate about the Greek economic crisis by demonstrating the insights that can be drawn by considering the Marxist alternative to the dominant mainstream and heterodox approaches.

The Effects of the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis Book

The Effects of the Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis


  • Author : Christian Schweiger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2017-10-02
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781317530725

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The book analyses the emerging centre-periphery divisions within the European Union which result from the unprecedented conditions created by the 2008-09 global financial crisis and the subsequent Eurozone sovereign debt crisis. The multiple layers of policy coordination which emerged in response to the crisis have initiated a process by which the EU is increasingly divided in terms of the level of vertical integration between the Eurozone core group and differentiated peripheries amongst the outsiders. At the same time the sovereign debt crisis has created a periphery of predominantly Southern European countries within the Eurozone that became dependent on external financial support from the other member states. The contributions in this book critically examine various aspects of the emerging internal post-crisis constellation of the EU. The main focus lies on national and supranational governance issues, national dynamics and dynamics in the Eurozone core as well as in the periphery. This book was originally published as a special issue of Perspectives on European Politics and Society.

Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe Book

Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe


  • Author : Madalena Fonseca
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2017-05-02
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 9783319498188

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The book is aimed at a wide audience, including academics, economic geography, spatial planning and regional policy researchers, institutional leaders and managers, national and institutional policy makers, practitioners, administrators, master's and senior bachelor's students on related courses, general readers. A list of courses and corresponding programmes in Geography, Planning, Economics and Management will be prepared later.

The Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies Book

The Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies


  • Author : Didier Bigo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-12-22
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN : 9780429957499

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This handbook comprehensively defines and shapes the field of Critical European Union Studies, sets the research agenda and highlights emerging areas of study. Bringing together critical analyses of European Union politics, policies and processes with an expert range of contributors, it overcomes disciplinary borders and paradigms and addresses four main thematic areas pertaining to the study of the European Union and its policies: • Critical approaches to European integration; • Critical approaches to European political economy; • Critical approaches to the EU’s internal security; • Critical approaches to the EU’s external relations and foreign affairs. In their contributions to this volume, the authors take a sympathetic yet critical approach to the European integration process and the present structures of the European Union. Furthermore, the book provides graduate students and faculty with ideas for future research activity and introduces critical analyses rooted in a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives. The Routledge Handbook of Critical European Union Studies will be an essential reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners interested and working in the fields of EU politics/studies, European integration, European political economy and public policy, EU foreign policy, EU freedom of movement and security practices, and more broadly in international relations, the wider social sciences and humanities.

The European Social Model in Crisis Book

The European Social Model in Crisis


  • Author : Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2015-04-30
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9781783476565

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on all elements of the European Social Model. This book assesses the situation in each individual EU member state on the basi

The European Social Model Adrift Book

The European Social Model Adrift


  • Author : Serena Romano
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-03-09
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9781317033226

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This volume presents a new perspective for discussing the European social contract and its main challenges, bringing together single-nation and comparative studies from across Europe. Presenting both theoretical discussions and empirical case studies, it explores various aspects of social cohesion, including social protection, the labour market, social movements, healthcare, social inequalities and poverty. With particular attention to the effects of the international economic and financial crisis on social cohesion, particularly in the light of the implementation of so-called ’austerity measures’, authors engage with questions surrounding the possible fragmentation of the European model of social cohesion and the transformation of forms of social protection, asking whether social cohesion continues to represent - if it ever did - a common feature of European countries. Breaking new ground in understanding the future of Social Europe and its main dynamics of change, The European Social Model Adrift will appeal to scholars of sociology, social policy and politics, with interests in social cohesion, the effects of financial crisis and the European social model.

Deepening Neoliberalism  Austerity  and Crisis Book

Deepening Neoliberalism Austerity and Crisis


  • Author : Julien Mercille
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2015-07-07
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9781137468765

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From bank bailouts to austerity, Europe's and Ireland's response to the economic crisis has been engineered specifically to shift the burden of paying for the crisis onto ordinary citizens while investors, financiers, bankers and the privileged are protected. The authors expose the class-based nature of Ireland's crisis resolution.

Social Developments in the European Union 2011 Book

Social Developments in the European Union 2011


  • Author : David Natali, Bart Vanhercke
  • Publisher : ETUI
  • Date : 2012
  • Category :
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9782874522703

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2011 was a year marked by some key progress in European integration: new moves towards Treaty revision, new rules for economic and budgetary coordination, and a more evident role of the EU in national policymaking. In parallel, the destabilisation of the euro zone progressed: the long-term effects of the Greek crisis have not been tackled by European policymakers, while tension shifted from the EU periphery to the very core of the euro zone. Most Member States pursued punitive austerity measures. All these trends undoubtedly represent worrying signs for the future of the European Social Model. The European Union is therefore dealing with crucial questions about its future sustainability: the fate of the euro is in jeopardy, as is the very meaning of the European integration project. A new compromise is needed between economic competitiveness and social solidarity. Otherwise, the risk will be an increase in public disaffection towards Europe and reciprocal accusations of egoism and lack of strategic views among the Member States. This 2011 edition of Social developments in the European Union examines the ways in which the EU has changed in this turbulent phase. Institutional innovations were paralleled by new economic governance tools and further reinforcement of the austerity paradigm. Beyond economic governance, this volume sheds light on the state of European social dialogue, the role of structural funds, the fate of the social dimension of Europe 2020, and the activities of the European Court of Justice. Analysis of the EU level is complemented by a critical review of national reforms, especially in the case of health care.

The EU and the Global Financial Crisis Book

The EU and the Global Financial Crisis


  • Author : Christian Schweiger
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2014-05-30
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781781003893

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This authoritative book offers a complete breakdown of the EUês political economy in the wake of the global financial crisis and will therefore appeal to students of European politics, international political economy and European studies, as well as po