Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress by Olaf CrammeDemocratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress by Olaf Cramme

Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress

EditorOlaf Cramme, Sara B. Hobolt

Hardcover | December 20, 2014

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This book offers the first comprehensive political analysis of the Euro crisis that erupted in Greece in 2010 and subsequently threatened the very survival of the Euro area. It has left a profound mark on democratic politics all over Europe, changing public attitudes and voting preferences,institutional and societal norms, and deeply anchored political traditions. The contributors to this volume reveal the extent to which policymakers are torn between the pressures emanating from financial markets and the demands put forward by their own constituents; how they struggle to reconcile national preferences with wider European interests; and how a polarized andpoliticized Union seeks to maintain some degree of cohesion. The emerging picture is that of a European Union under serious stress, transformed by new governance structures and a shifting balance of power. In response, the authors evaluate the prospects of a more legitimate and democratic Europe.They provide a rich and pluralist set of new analyses and proposals, aimed at understanding and navigating the myriad tensions which surround the EU in the aftermath of the crisis. If the European project is to regain the trust of its citizens, such considerations must take a central place in publicdebate.
Olaf Cramme is Director of Policy Network and a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. Previously, he was a lecturer in European politics at London Metropolitan University and worked as a parliamentary researcher in the UK Houses of Parliament. He is co-editor (with Patrick Diamond and Michael McTe...
Title:Democratic Politics in a European Union Under StressFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:December 20, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198724489

ISBN - 13:9780198724483

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Table of Contents

1. Olaf Cramme and Sara B. Hobolt: A European Union under StressThe Political Consequences of the Crisis2. Fritz W. Scharpf: Political Legitimacy in a Non-Optimal Currency Area3. Sara B. Hobolt: Public Attitudes towards the Euro Crisis4. Hanspeter Kriesi and Edgar Grande: The Europeanization of the National Political Debate5. Jonathan White: Politicizing Europe: The Challenge of Executive Discretion6. Tapio Raunio: The Role of National Legislatures in EU Politics7. Frank Schimmelfennig: Differentiated Integration Before and After the CrisisProspects for a more Legitimate and Democratic Europe8. Waltraud Schelkle: The Insurance Potential of a Non-Optimal Currency Area9. Damian Chalmers and Mariana Chaves: EU Law-Making and the State of European Democratic Agency10. Simon Hix: Democratizing a Macroeconomic Union in Europe11. Andreas Follesdal: Democratic Standards in an Asymmetric Union12. Catherine E. de Vries: Rethinking Electoral Democracy in Europe13. Sverker Gustavsson: The Need for Legitimate Opposition and Protectionism