Research on European governance is central to understanding both the process of European integration and its external influence as a laboratory for multilateralism.
This volume focuses on the impact of the recent Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance both inside and outside the EU borders. Ideal for classroom use, this volume covers: I. European modes of governance: concepts, recent trends and international implications with chapters by Lefkofridi & Schmitter, Cini, Borrs and Radaelli. II. The transformation of European economic governance with contributions by Fabbrini, Stoffaës, Collignon, Eising, Rasch and Rozbicka. III. The transformation of European social policy governance with Goetschy, Hemerijck, de la Porte and Heins. IV. The international implications of the transformation of EU governance highlighted by Rodrigues, Xiarchogiannopoulou and Mügge.
Introduction [Maria João Rodrigues and Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou]
Part I: European Modes of Governance: Concepts, Recent Trends and International Implications
1. A good or a Bad Crisis for the European Union? [Zoe Lefkofridi and Philippe C. Schmitter]
2. Economic Crisis and the Internationalisation of EU Competition Policy [Michelle Cini]
3. The Transformation of EU Governance, the Open Method of Coordination and the Economic Crisis [Susana Borrás and Claudio M. Radaelli]
Part II: The Transformation of European Economic Governance
4. Beyond Intergovernmentalism: The Puzzle of European Economic Governance [Sergio Fabbrini]
5. Europe Waiting for Hamilton: Assumption of State Debts, the Federal Leap [Christian Stoffaës]
6. Political Lessons from the Economics of the Euro-crisis [Stefan Collignon]
7. EU Financial Market Regulation and Stakeholder Consultations [Rainer Eising, Daniel Rasch and Patrycja Rozbicka]
Part III: The Transformation of European Social Policy Governance
8. EU Social Policy Content and Governance: A Complex Relationship with EU Economic Integration Over Time [Janine Goetschy]
9. The Euro-crisis – Welfare State Conundrum [Anton Hemerijck]
10. Game Change in EU Social Policy: Towards More European Integration [Caroline de la Porte and Elke Heins]
Part IV: The International Dimension of the Transformation of EU Governance
11. The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Economic Governance: From Internal Policies to External Action [Maria João Rodrigues]
12. Assessing the EU’s ‘Social’ Trade Policy from an External Europeanization Perspective: The Case of the Generalised System of Preferences [Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou]
13. European Re-Regulation Meets Global Financial Governance: Constraint or Complement? [Daniel Mügge]
Conclusion [Maria João Rodrigues]
'The EU is once again in transformation, experimenting with reforms of its internal and external governance in response to the Euro crisis. No one knows yet how this reform process will play out, but its consequences are sure to be momentous, not only for the EU itself, but also for the wider global order. To analyse these developments, Rodrigues and Xiarchogiannopoulou have assembled a stellar group of scholars, whose kaleidoscopic reflections will be of compelling interest to anyone concerned with the future of European governance.' - Jonathan Zeitlin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
'Connecting the Euro crisis and EU governance issues, this book is as timely as social science volumes get!' - Gerda Falkner, University of Vienna, Austria.
'There could be no better moment for the publication of a book like this. Europe is in deep transformation and this edited volume presents a collection of outstanding assessments of the different transformation processes that are currently on their way. The authors present a fascinating mix between the analysis of current policy debates in the context of the recent crisis and theoretical considerations related to scholarship on the European multi-level governance. The chapter selection is impressive: the strength of the volume is that it brings together scholarship at the border between politics, economics, social politics, welfare analysis, and international relations.' - Henrik Enderlein, Professor of Political Economy, Director of Jacques Delors Institut, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.