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Reviving a Role for the Bretton Woods Institutions: The Financial Crisis of 2008

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter, the IMF, World Bank, and Congress entered the revived stage of the relationship among them. The revival was triggered externally by the international dimensions of the 2008 financial ... More


Europe's Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt

Martin Sandbu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175942
eISBN:
9781400885510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175942.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Originally conceived as part of a unifying vision for Europe, the euro is now viewed as a millstone around the neck of a continent crippled by vast debts, sluggish economies, and growing populist ... More


Conclusion

Graham K. Wilson and Wyn Grant

in The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis: The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641987
eISBN:
9780191741586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641987.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

One common theme in the period since 2008 in both the United States and Europe was political failure to cope with the crisis, despite the success of the immediate stabilization efforts at the time of ... More


From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

Alison Johnston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702655
eISBN:
9781501703775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702655.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

What explains Eurozone member-states' divergent exposure to Europe's sovereign debt crisis? Deviating from current fiscal and financial views, this book focuses on labor markets in a narrative that ... More


Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

More than eight years after the global financial crisis began, the economy of Greece shows little sign of recovery, and its position in the eurozone seems tenuous. Between 2008 and 2014, incomes in ... More


An ‘all-encompassing plan’ to solve the crisis in the Eurozone?

Costas Simitis

in The European debt crisis: The Greek case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719095795
eISBN:
9781781707005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095795.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The chapter discusses the efforts of the European Council to articulate a holistic plan for the resolution of the Eurozone's problems. The proposals of the German government on a Competitiveness ... More


Cracks in the euro

Costas Simitis

in The European debt crisis: The Greek case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719095795
eISBN:
9781781707005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095795.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The chapter discusses the intensification of the Eurozone crisis in the aftermath of the Greek election of May 2012, particularly as concerns over the health of the Spanish economy put pressure on ... More


Cyprus

Costas Simitis

in The European debt crisis: The Greek case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719095795
eISBN:
9781781707005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095795.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The chapter discusses the causes of the Cypriot crisis and circumstances of its bailout by the EU and the IMF. It is argued that the excesses of the Cypriot banking system had been largely ... More


EU Fiscal Policy Coordination in Hard Times: Free Riders on the Storm

Charlotte Rommerskirchen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829010
eISBN:
9780191867446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829010.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

What happens to European Union (EU) fiscal policy coordination in hard times? Recent accounts of the EU have portrayed the Union as plagued by an austerity regime and rampant moral hazard. Charlotte ... More


Repoliticising depoliticisation: theoretical preliminaries on some responses to the American fiscal and Eurozone debt crises

Bob Jessop

in Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326601
eISBN:
9781447326625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Politicisation, depoliticisation, and repoliticisation are basic and interrelated concepts in political analysis. They may also describe specific political strategies in relatively stable, turbulent ... More


PASOK’s opportunistic optimism

Costas Simitis

in The European debt crisis: The Greek case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719095795
eISBN:
9781781707005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095795.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter discusses the economic programme of PASOK in the run up to the 2009 election. It argues that the party failed to realise the seriousness of Greece's economic peril and did not ... More


The European experiment

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

From his experiences during the First World War and then as Deputy Secretary General of the League of Nations, Frenchman Jean Monnet developed a practical plan for uniting countries of Europe under a ... More


The Global Financial Crisis and Beyond

Adam D. Dixon

in The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199668236
eISBN:
9780191781957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668236.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The final chapter concludes our discussion, using the global financial crisis as its starting point to reiterate the key arguments of the book.


Greece and the Idolatry of Debt

Martin Sandbu

in Europe's Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175942
eISBN:
9781400885510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175942.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter evaluates the case of Greece's sovereign debt crisis. Greece only makes up one-fiftieth of the eurozone economy. The problems it has caused the monetary union, however, are out of all ... More


Righting the Course: From Bail-Out to Bail-In

Martin Sandbu

in Europe's Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175942
eISBN:
9781400885510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175942.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter details how the eurozone's leadership redeemed itself in 2012–13, though only very partially, by moving from an abhorrence of sovereign and bank debt restructuring to an embrace of both. ... More


Introduction: Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198797050
eISBN:
9780191838644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797050.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

Chapter 1 introduces the book by briefly discussing the Eurozone crisis and how it has contributed to Europe’s crisis of legitimacy. The chapter begins by describing EU actors’ initial responses to ... More


Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone Crisis

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198797050
eISBN:
9780191838644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797050.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

Chapter 4 provides an overview of the Eurozone crisis, to serve as a background for the subsequent four chapters which discuss in turn each of the four EU actors’ particular pathways to legitimacy, ... More


The European Parliament: From Talking Shop to Equal Partner?

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198797050
eISBN:
9780191838644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797050.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

Chapter 8 discusses the European Parliament’s pathway to legitimacy, and its transition from having “no size at all” in Eurozone governance to increasing influence. The chapter begins with an ... More


The Politics of Bad Options: Why the Eurozone's Problems Have Been So Hard to Resolve

Stefanie Walter, Ari Ray, and Nils Redeker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198857013
eISBN:
9780191890123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857013.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

Why did the Eurozone crisis prove to be so difficult to resolve? Why was it resolved in a manner in which some countries bore a much larger share of the pain than other countries? Why did no country ... More


The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States' Compliance

András Jakab and Dimitry Kochenov (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198746560
eISBN:
9780191808487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746560.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

It is clear that the current crisis of the EU is not confined to the Eurozone and the EMU, evidenced in its inability to ensure the compliance of Member States to follow the principles and values ... More


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