The European Union and its Crises: Through the Eyes of the Brussels' Elite

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

byGeorge Ross

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Based on interviews with some of the EU's most important leaders, this bookis designed to probe and elucidate what they think. The goal of the book is to find out whether they believe that the current period in the history of the European Union constitutes a 'crisis,' and if so, what kind of crisis is it?

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Based on interviews with some of the EU's most important leaders, this bookis designed to probe and elucidate what they think. The goal of the book is to find out whether they believe that the current period in the history of the European Union constitutes a 'crisis,' and if so, what kind of crisis is it?

GEORGE ROSS is Ad Personam Jean Monnet Chair and Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal, Canada and Faculty Associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, USA. He was previously Chair of both the European Union Studies Association of the US (EUSA) and the Council fo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230301657

ISBN - 13:9780230301658

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Trials by Fire: The European Union and its Crises
PART II: EUROPEANS' THINKING ABOUT CRISIS
Economics, For Better or Worse?
Enlargement: Triumphs and Trials
Flight of the Member States?
Institutions: Virtues, Vices, and Rebalancing
Bringing the People with Us?
EU Futures?
Part III: NEW CRISES TEST THE IDEAS OF OUR "EUROPEANS"
EU Elites and the Union's Crises. An Analytic Summary
The Great Recession: Reality Tests For 'European' Thoughts

Editorial Reviews

"George Ross's publication provides a fascinating insider's view on the European Union's successes, the crises it has gone through, and the challenges it faces. Above all, it is a stark reminder of the need to bring European citizens on-board to consolidate the European project." - Pascal Lamy, Director General, World Trade Organization "The European road staked out by elites towards an implicitly federal destination has lost direction with each succeeding crisis. By what is it to be replaced? In an original book of interviews, 80 key figures deliver their reflections, their diagnosis, and their doubts. Essential reading for understanding the current crisis." - Philippe Pochet, General Director of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and Visiting Lecturer at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium