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.
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
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.