European integration is in a time of multiple crises, which has a profound impact on different EU policies. This book presents a major collaborative research project uniting international colleagues in the quest for developing a theory: when and how will crisis induce policy breakthrough as opposed to stalemate?
In this volume, a team of renowned authors compare the effects of the recent financial, economic and neighbourhood crises on the EU’s main policy domains, including financial market integration, trade, health, migration, research, energy, foreign and state aid policies.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.
Table of Contents
1. The EU’s current crisis and its policy effects: Research design and comparative findings Gerda Falkner
2. Public finances in Europe: Fortifying EU economic governance in the shadow of crisis Brigid Laffan and Pierre Schlosser
3. Financial market regulation: Crisis-induced supranationalization Zdenek Kudrna
4. Competition policy: Safeguarding the Commission’s competences in state aid control Marco Botta
5. EU trade policy: Persistent liberalization, contentious protectionism Yelter Bollen, Ferdi De Ville & Jan Orbie
6. Health policy and health systems: A growing relevance for the EU in the context of the economic crisis Maria Eva Földes
7. Asylum policy: the EU΄s `crises΄ and the looming policy regime failure Florian Trauner
8. Research and innovation as sources of renewed growth? EU policy responses to the crisis Inga Ulnicane
9. Energy and climate policy: Does the competitiveness narrative prevail in times of crisis? Peter Slominski
10. EU foreign policy: No major breakthrough despite multiple crises Patrick Müller
Gerda Falkner directs the Institute for European Integration Research at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has served on several scientific advisory boards, and is an elected full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.