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South-East Europe in Evolution

1st Edition

Edited by Hardy Hanappi


236 pages | 45 B/W Illus.

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Recent developments in the global economy, such as the Greek budget crisis, have led to new focus on the role of Europe, and in particular on the countries in Europe’s south-eastern region. This new volume from a global set of contributors explores south-east Europe’s present and future direction, placing it in the context of the history of the region since the end of the Second World War.

Through an exploration of Europe’s cultural and political economy, this volume argues that the south-east part of Europe is currently the most crucial component of Europe’s future development. The book charts the post-World War Two ‘evolution’ of the continent, taking in such key turning points as the 1971 breakdown of the fixed exchange rate system, the breakdown of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, and the 2008 global financial collapse. In doing so, the book seeks to explain why and how the current events in south-east Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean can be seen as the weakest points in the wider capitalist system in Europe, and how the issues faced by these regions can provide insight into a possible re-design of European governance.

Including a comprehensive editorial introduction, this timely and important book is fully up to date with recent global events, including the 2011 Arab Spring, and provides context and comparison with the countries in the EU.

Table of Contents

Introduction Economics 1. Structural Evolution of Agents 2. Commodities and Services 3. Education and Labor Markets Politics 4. Environment and Ecology 5. Military and Democracy 6. Embedded in Global Politics Culture 7. Religion 8. Gender and Generation Relations 9. Organizational Forms Perspectives

About the Editor

Hardy Hanappi is Univ-Prof., ad personam Jean Monnet Chair for Political Economy of European Integration at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, Technological University of Vienna, Austria

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the European Economy

Routledge Studies in the European Economy is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Featuring compact and well researched volumes of 150 to 300 pages, the series provides a range of content considering the European economy alongside history, politics, cultural studies, agriculture, education, globalisation, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics