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Coping with Crisis: Europe’s Challenges and Strategies

1st Edition

Edited by Jale Tosun, Anne Wetzel, Galina Zapryanova


150 pages

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How has the economic and financial crisis that started in 2007 affected European integration? Observers have been speculating about whether the crisis will ultimately lead to a strengthening or weakening of the European Union. This book studies the effects of the crisis on EU policy-making and institutional arrangements on one hand, and citizens’ EU attitudes and political parties’ electoral strategies on the other. It concludes that, at least in the short run, the crisis has overall created an opportunity for European integration rather than an obstacle. First, it has triggered events of proposed and actual far-reaching policy and institutional change. Second, negative effects on public opinion have not (yet) systematically translated into tendencies of stagnation or disintegration. The book brings together established scholars of European integration whose diverse research expertise contributes to an improved theoretical and empirical understanding of how the economic and financial crisis has affected EU policies, institutions and citizens.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.

Table of Contents

1. The EU in Crisis: Advancing the Debate 2. The Unexpected Winner of the Crisis: The European Commission’s Strengthened Role in Economic Governance 3. The Impact of the Euro Crisis on Citizens’ Support for the European Union 4. ‘We No Longer Love You, But We Don’t Want To Leave You’: The Eurozone Crisis and Popular Euroscepticism in Greece 5. Politicizing Europe in Hard Times: Conflicts over Europe in France in a Long-term Perspective, 1974–2012 6. ‘Beggars can’t be Choosers’: The European Crisis and Chinese Direct Investment in the European Union 7. Crisis and Citizens’ Trust in the European Central Bank — Panel Data Evidence for the Euro Area, 1999–2012 8. European Integration in the Euro Crisis: The Limits of Postfunctionalism

About the Editors

Jale Tosun holds a PhD in Social Science from the University of Konstanz. She is currently an Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Heidelberg.

Anne Wetzel received her PhD at ETH Zurich and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).

Galina Zapryanova holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MZES.

About the Series

Journal of European Integration Special Issues

The Journal of European Integration book series is designed to make the Special Issues accessible to a wider audience. All of the themes covered by the Special Issues and the series are carefully selected with regard to the topicality of the questions addressed in the individual volumes, as well as to the quality of the contributions. The result is a series of books that are sufficiently short to appeal to the curious reader, but that also offer ample depth of analysis to appeal to the more specialist reader, with contributions from leading academics.

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