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The European Union and the Eurozone under Stress

Challenges and Solutions for Repairing Fault Lines in the European Project

  • John Theodore
  • Jonathan Theodore
  • Dimitrios Syrrakos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 1-5
  3. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 7-26
  4. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 27-56
  5. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 57-86
  6. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 87-131
  7. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 133-166
  8. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 167-189
  9. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 191-202
  10. John Theodore, Jonathan Theodore, Dimitrios Syrrakos
    Pages 203-213
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 215-247

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the political and economic issues currently challenging EU member states. It analyses and explains how its own economic, and political, relationships have been critically influenced by fierce competition from its rivals in other major global economies, as well as by the systemic weaknesses in the economic and financial model it created.

Chapters provide insight into both the underlying and more immediate economic and social challenges in the EU created by its post-2007 enlargement to 28 countries; the nature of the regulatory regime centralized in Brussels, and the host of issues and critiques this fosters; its ‘open borders’ policy and precious guiding principle, crystallized in the Schengen agreement; security weaknesses exacerbated by increasing volumes of migration; and the ongoing debt crises as the greatest existential challenge to the EU project. Featuring interviews with high profile key players from inside and outside Europe the book will examine new and underlying stresses - political and economic - to guide a greater understanding of the EU plan.

Keywords

European integration Economic integration Migration The Schengen Agreement Immigration Free movement

Authors and affiliations

  • John Theodore
    • 1
  • Jonathan Theodore
    • 2
  • Dimitrios Syrrakos
    • 3
  1. 1.ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52292-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52291-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52292-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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