|Author (Person)||Cramme, Olaf, Hobolt, Sara B.|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
The contributors to this volume reveal the extent to which policymakers are torn between the pressures emanating from financial markets and the demands put forward by their own constituents; how they struggle to reconcile national preferences with wider European interests; and how a polarised and politicised Union seeks to maintain some degree of cohesion. The emerging picture is that of a European Union under serious stress, transformed by new governance structures and a shifting balance of power. In response, the authors evaluate the prospects of a more legitimate and democratic Europe. They provide a rich and pluralist set of new analyses and proposals, aimed at understanding and navigating the myriad tensions which surround the EU in the aftermath of the crisis. If the European project is to regain the trust of its citizens, such considerations must take a central place in public debate.
Readership: Students and scholars interested in EU politics, political economy and law; journalists and practitioners with an interest in EU politics and economics.
Table of contents
1 A European Union under Stress (Olaf Cramme & Sara B. Hobolt)
Part 1 The Political Consequences of the Crisis
Part 2 Prospects for a more Legitimate and Democratic Europe
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|