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By John Gillingham

How did the method of ecu integration holiday down; how can or not it's repaired? In ecu Integration, 1950-2003, John Gillingham reviewed the heritage of the eu undertaking and anticipated the rejection of the ecu structure. Now the world's prime specialist at the ecu maps out a path to shop the Union. The 4 chapters of this penetrating, fiercely-argued and sometimes witty publication topic modern-day dysfunctional ecu Union to severe scrutiny in an try and convey the way it is stunting financial development, sapping the energy of nationwide governments, and undermining competitiveness. It explains how the try to revive the ecu by means of turning it right into a champion of study and improvement will backfire and demonstrates how Europe's nice scan in political and monetary union can prevail provided that the wave of liberal reform now below method within the traditionally downtrodden east is authorized to brush away the filthy rich and complacent west.

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Org details in this name: www. cambridge. org/9780521866941 © John Gillingham 2006 This e-book is in copyright. topic to statutory exception and to the supply of appropriate collective licensing agreements, no copy of any half could happen with no the written permission of Cambridge collage Press. First released in print layout 2006 isbn-13 isbn-10 978-0-511-19113-8 publication (EBL) 0-511-19113-8 e-book (EBL) isbn-13 isbn-10 978-0-521-86694-1 hardback 0-521-86694-4 hardback isbn-13 isbn-10 978-0-521-68664-8 paperback 0-521-68664-4 paperback Cambridge collage Press has no accountability for the endurance or accuracy of urls for exterior or third-party net web pages stated during this book, and doesn't make sure that any content material on such web content is, or will stay, actual or acceptable. P1: KDD 0521866944pre CUNY453B/Gillingham zero 521 86694 four February sixteen, 2006 Abtop ppicb qy c kni ky ykpainc komy napodobi. vii 14:34 P1: KDD 0521866944pre CUNY453B/Gillingham zero 521 86694 four viii February sixteen, 2006 14:34 P1: KDD 0521866944pre CUNY453B/Gillingham zero 521 86694 four February sixteen, 2006 Contents advent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . web page 1 1 Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four A Sorry situation a tragic state of affairs Empire through Stealth Troubling Waters A Dysfunctional relations A Consequential structure 2 Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty five A Multipolar global Order Saving the Euro Dismantling the Eurocracy difficult Case: Germany not easy Case: France tough Case: Italy Steps within the correct course three eight 18 25 29 39 forty seven fifty eight sixty three 70 seventy nine ninety one ninety seven 106 Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 meals Fights and Their outcomes coverage Cleanup Dr. Frankenfood is going international Dr. Frankenfood’s Lab ix one hundred fifteen 127 138 149 14:34 P1: KDD 0521866944pre CUNY453B/Gillingham zero 521 86694 four February sixteen, 2006 x r Contents four Democracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 The British Nonpresidency The funds Debacle Decommissioned on the Gates The that means of the Maidan the attention of the Needle Threading the Needle no longer a Bang and Nary a Whimper 159 a hundred and seventy one hundred seventy five 184 194 199 208 216 Postscript: Neither Superstate nor New industry financial system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Acknowledgments 235 Notes 237 Index 277 14:34 P1: JZZ 0521866944int CUNY453B/Gillingham zero 521 86694 four February sixteen, 2006 13:10 advent: the top of the start It virtually needed to ensue. The predicament, which broke out throughout Europe in early summer time 2005 after the French and Dutch humans repudiated the proposed federal structure, have been mounting for years: the eu Union (EU) had by some means misplaced its legitimacy, and not anyone may well do a lot approximately it. the ecu was once by no means democratic; it had continually been a venture run by way of an elite, which in flip justified its lifestyles through effects. for many Europeans this was once sufficient. the general public have been resulted in think that the ecu used to be a brand new type of political and fiscal association, for which no replacement existed or will be came across; it accredited the declare that heritage had conferred particular tasks upon this exact establishment for steering an irreversible means of improvement, which might boost Europe either morally and materially.

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