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Europe: its construction, its money, its politics

After four years of monetary crisis in Europe, with serious political and social consequences for some countries, as well as a general mistrust of Europe’s political and economic models, new analyses bring light on what happened in 2009 and on how to improve the current situation. Books&Ideas presents them in a selection of essays and reviews on Europe, its money, its construction, and its politics.

Bob Hancké analyses the profound, structural causes of Europe’s monetary crisis while Shahin Vallee shows how fiscal federalism is the only possible solution to reach monetary stability. Going back to Europe’s origins and process of construction from the 1950s to the present day, Luuk van Middelaar and Jean –Claude Barbier both analyse Europe as a political entity, whose specificities need to be known and acknowledged.

Bob Hancké, “Labour markets and the crisis of the European Monetary Union”, Books&Ideas, April 29th, 2013.

Shahin Vallee , “Rebuilding a Monetary Union for Europe”, Books&Ideas, January 22nd, 2013.

Stephanie Novak, “Europe at the Highest Level”, Books&Ideas, September 17th, 2013

Michel Lallement, “Europe’s Social Dimension”, Books&Ideas, March 4th, 2013.

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Cristelle Terroni, « Europe: its construction, its money, its politics », Books and Ideas , 15 August 2013. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL :

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by Cristelle Terroni , 15 August 2013

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