Before and After the Economic Crisis: What Implications for the 'european Social Model'?

Edward Elgar Publishing
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This timely book casts new light on the key issues arising from the contentious debate around the future of the European Social Model. Marie-Ange Moreau brings together leading experts to provide a thorough and well-informed response to the recent develop
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Marie-Ange Moreau is Professor at the Law Department (European Social Law Chair) of the European University Institute (Florence) and Professeure agregee from the University Paul Cezanne (Aix-Marseille, France). She is a founding member of the CRIMT (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail, Montreal). Her research and publications focus on the interactions between globalisation and labour law, especially in their European and international dimensions. She was the scientific coordinator of the project AgirE on Restructurings in Europe. She is the author of Normes sociales, droit du travail et mondialisation (2006).

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Edward Elgar Publishing
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Published on
Jan 1, 2011
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781849809955
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Economic History
Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Political Science / Public Policy / General
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy
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“This collective volume is undoubtedly a major contribution to understanding the causes and consequences of the crisis of the Euro-zone, with a special emphasis on the implications of new and not yet EMU members. A skilful combination of contrasting theoretical and policy perspectives, a refreshing interchange among academics and practitioners from a number of countries, it is a must reading for anyone seriously interested in the political economy of crisis and reform in Europe.”

– László Csaba, Professor of International Political Economy, Central European University and Corvinus University of Budapest; Past President, the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies

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– André Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel; Professor of Economics, Université libre de Bruxelles

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– Katarzyna Żukrowska, Professor of International Economics and Political Science, Head of the International Security Department, Warsaw School of Economics; Member of the Prognoses Committee, Polish Academy of Science

The euro's life, while only slightly more than a decade long, has been riddled by a series of challenges and crises. The eruption of the Greek crisis in 2010 took European policymakers by surprise and forced them to design responses to a quickly deteriorating situation. Even though Europe has final begun to stabilize, the disparity between the prosperous Northern countries, especially Germany, and the plummeting Southern countries, including Spain and Greece, has exacerbated economic and political problems within the Eurozone. Amidst loud and frequent debates, solutions have been enacted, but the struggles facing this monetary union continue to develop even today. The Euro Crisis and Its Aftermath was written to inform readers about the roots of this enduring European crisis and the alternative proposals for ending it. In four parts, Jean Pisani-Ferry explains the origins of the European currency, the build-up of imbalances and oversights that led to the crisis, the choices European policymakers have both addressed and ignored since 2010, and the evolution of the policy agenda and possible options for the future. The book is as much of an informative and analytical history as it is a discussion of solutions for a more prosperous European economy. Rather than putting forth and supporting a thesis, Pisani-Ferry helps readers understand the past and present of the euro crisis and form their own opinions about potential solutions. This book is not intended to reach only economists, as time has long passed since European monetary unification was a debate limited to academics. This book is also for the policy makers searching for solutions, citizens of Europe enduring the consequences, and the international community that has felt the effects of an unstable Eurozone.
Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction

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