The Currency of Solidarity Book

The Currency of Solidarity

  • Author : Vestert Borger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Euro
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1108818935

The Currency of Solidarity Excerpt :

"In their fight against the debt crisis, the EU and its member states took measures that have profoundly changed the euro. As a result, it now differs fundamentally from when it was introduced by the Treaty of Maastricht. Surprisingly, this change has come about with hardly any formal amendment to the Union's 'basic constitutional charter', the Treaties. How, then, to understand this change? This book argues that the constitution of the EU has transformed, which occurs when constitutions change without amendment. The transformation is characterized by a broadening of the currency union conception of stability. Whereas it used to grant overriding importance to price stability, it now also attributes great significance to financial stability. Financial assistance operations for distressed member states well as government bond purchases by the European Central Bank are its key manifestations. Using solidarity as its lens, the book conceptualises the unity of the member states and analyses how this was preserved by political leaders during the crisis. It then shows how this changed the euro's legal set-up of and why the ECJ could not turn against this change in Pringle and Gauweiler"--

The Currency of Solidarity Book

The Currency of Solidarity

  • Author : Vestert Borger
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108836364

The Currency of Solidarity Excerpt :

Analyses the European Union's constitutional transformation during the euro crisis, especially the interaction between politics and the ECJ in its materialization.

The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity Book

The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity

  • Author : Waltraud Schelkle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192524799

The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity Excerpt :

Creating the European monetary union between diverse and unequal nation states is arguably one of the biggest social experiments in history. This book offers an explanation of how the euro experiment came about and was sustained despite a severe crisis, and provides a comparison with the monetary-financial history of the US. The euro experiment can be understood as risk-sharing through a currency that is issued by a supranational central bank. A single currency shares liquidity risks by creating larger markets for all financial assets. A single monetary policy responds to business cycles in the currency area as a whole rather than managing the path of one dominant economy. Mechanisms of risk-sharing become institutions of monetary solidarity if they are consciously maintained, but they will periodically face opposition in member states. This book argues that diversity of membership is not an economic obstacle to the success of the euro, as diversity increases the potential gains from risk sharing. But political cooperation is needed to realize this potential, and such cooperation is up against collective action problems which become more intractable as the parties become more diverse. Hence, risk-sharing usually comes about as a collective by-product of national incentives. This political-economic tension can explain why the gains from risk-sharing are not more fully exploited, both in the euro area and in the US dollar area. This approach to monetary integration is based on the theory of collective action when hierarchy is not available as a solution to inter-state cooperation. The theory originates with Keohane and Ostrom (1995) and it is applied in this book, taking into account the latest research on the inherent instability of financial market integration.

The Political Economy of International Finance in an Age of Inequality Book

The Political Economy of International Finance in an Age of Inequality

  • Author : Gerald A. Epstein
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788972635

The Political Economy of International Finance in an Age of Inequality Excerpt :

The essays in this book describe and analyze the current contours of the international financial system, covering both developed and developing countries, and focusing on the ways in which the current international financial system structures, and is affected by, profound inequalities in the international system. This keen analysis of key topics in international finance takes a heterodox perspective, with focus on the role of inequalities in power in shaping the structure and outcomes in the international sphere.

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union Book

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union

  • Author : Paolo Chiocchetti
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351001786

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union Excerpt :

Starting in the 1980s, competitive pressures and the ideology of competitiveness have shaken and transformed traditional models of development, public policy, and governance in Europe. This edited book carries out a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and innovative analysis of the relationship between competitiveness and solidarity in the contemporary European Union. It offers an original contribution to the scholarly debates on the current developments and challenges of welfare states, social and economic policies, and forms of governance in the European Union. Bringing together an international team of cutting-edge scholars in the social sciences and the humanities, Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union sheds light on the conceptual richness and policy relevance of these relationships, pointing to important avenues to make the European Union more economically successful and socially fairer. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Union studies and, more broadly, of EU Law, Public Policy, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, and Contemporary History.

Social and Solidarity Economy Book

Social and Solidarity Economy

  • Author : Sara Calvo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-06-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317387763

Social and Solidarity Economy Excerpt :

This book aims to provide the reader with an insight into the relevance of a section of the economy, which is often referred to as the ‘social and solidarity economy’ (SSE); and highlight some of the current issues in the field, how they are being addressed and some of their future implications. Using case studies from around the world, this book ‘Social and Solidarity Economy: The World’s Economy With a Social Face’ provides an up-to-date account of the strengths and weaknesses of these initiatives across four continents including issues that have not been researched sufficiently before (e.g. circular economy, social propaganda and its dangers, social enterprise as a panacea for NGOs in developing countries, and ‘new’ social movements). There is growing interest in SSE initiatives among policymakers, foundations, researchers and academic institutions around the world. Despite this interest, SSE related research remains scarce. There are concerned that SSE initiatives, which contribute significantly to their local communities’ development, need to be more widely disseminated amongst the general public. The Social and Solidarity Economy: The World’s Economy With a Social Face will help promote the ground-breaking work being done by organisations and individuals but which remain undocumented and help to raise awareness of such initiatives as well as contribute to academia with a critical approach to the sector covering issues that have not been covered much before, such as the circular economy and the dangers of social propaganda. Aimed at researchers, academics and policy makers in the fields of Social Enterprise, CSR, Tourism, International Economics as well as supporting disciplines ‘Social and Solidarity Economy: The World’s Economy With a Social Face’ looks to establish and help define the field.

Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond Book

Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond

  • Author : Barbara Prainsack
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108107648

Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond Excerpt :

In times of global economic and political crises, the notion of solidarity is gaining new currency. This book argues that a solidarity-based perspective can help us to find new ways to address pressing problems. Exemplified by three case studies from the field of biomedicine: databases for health and disease research, personalised healthcare, and organ donation, it explores how solidarity can make a difference in how we frame problems, and in the policy solutions that we can offer.

Place  Diversity and Solidarity Book

Place Diversity and Solidarity

  • Author : Stijn Oosterlynck
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317224297

Place Diversity and Solidarity Excerpt :

In many countries, particularly in the Global North, established forms of solidarity within communities are said to be challenged by the increasing ethnic and cultural diversity of the population. Against the backdrop of renewed geopolitical tensions – which inflate and exploit ethno-cultural, rather than political-economic cleavages – concerns are raised that ethnic and cultural diversity challenge both the formal mechanisms of redistribution and informal acts of charity, reciprocity and support which underpin common notions of community. This book focuses on the innovative forms of solidarity that develop around the joint appropriation and the envisaged common future of specific places. Drawing on examples from schools, streets, community centres, workplaces, churches, housing projects and sporting projects, it provides an alternative research agenda from the 'loss of community' narrative. It reflects on the different spatiotemporal frames in which solidarities are nurtured, the connections forged between solidarity and citizenship, and the role of interventions by professionals to nurture solidarity in diversity. This timely and original work will be essential reading for those working in human geography, sociology, ethnic studies, social work, urban studies, political studies and cultural studies.

EU Energy Relations With Russia Book

EU Energy Relations With Russia

  • Author : Umut Turksen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-19
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351703024

EU Energy Relations With Russia Excerpt :

This book provides a detailed analysis of the legal framework in which the energy trade between the European Union and the Russian Federation has been conducted. Using case studies of eight member states, it critically examines the EU’s ability and the duty of its Member States to conduct their external energy trade in accordance with the principle of solidarity. Providing a comprehensive analysis of the principle of solidarity as provided in the acquis communautaire of the EU, the book critically analyses the legal framework pertaining to EU-Russia energy trade to ascertain whether, and to what extent, it satisfies the requirements of the rule of law.

Full Employment and Social Justice Book

Full Employment and Social Justice

  • Author : Michael J. Murray
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319663760

Full Employment and Social Justice Excerpt :

This edited collection investigates how full employment programs can sustain the economy and the environment, promote social justice, and reinvigorate local communities. The contributing authors focus on the formation of institutions to eliminate the opportunity gap for marginalized populations, enact environmentally sustainable methods of production and consumption, and rebuild local economies through education, training, and community redevelopment programs. They argue that the formation and implementation of a federally funded, locally operated Job Guarantee program is a vital component to address a variety of complex and interweaving concerns. Through the formation of alternative institutions and encouraging local economies, the Job Guarantee approach has the potential to alter economic, social, and political structures away from an exploitative market-oriented structure toward one that is refocused on humanity and the sustainability of the earth and its peoples, cultures, and communities.

Law  Democracy and Solidarity in a Post national Union Book

Law Democracy and Solidarity in a Post national Union

  • Author : Erik Oddvar Eriksen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-07-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134042807

Law Democracy and Solidarity in a Post national Union Excerpt :

To many, the rejections of the Constitutional Treaty by Dutch and French voters in 2005 came as a shock. However, given the many tensions and the many unresolved issues it was quite unsurprising. The challenges facing the Constitutional debate go to the core of the European integration process as they have to do with the terms on which to establish a post-national political order. This book deals with four themes which make up the main sources of the ‘constitutional crisis’: The problem of the rule of law in a context of governance beyond the nation state The problem of the social deficit of the Union The problem of identity and collective memories The problem of institutionalizing post-national democracy. These themes constitute the unfinished agenda of the European integration process. Law, Democracy and Solidarity in a Post-national Union is based on the efforts of a collection of top scholars in the fields of Law, Political Science, Sociology and Economics, and will appeal to students and scholars of political science, the European Union and European studies.

Solidarity in the Media and Public Contention over Refugees in Europe Book

Solidarity in the Media and Public Contention over Refugees in Europe

  • Author : Manlio Cinalli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000370485

Solidarity in the Media and Public Contention over Refugees in Europe Excerpt :

This book examines the ‘European refugee crisis’, offering an in-depth comparative analysis of how public attitudes towards refugees and humanitarian dispositions are shaped by political news coverage. An international team of authors address the role of the media in contesting solidarity towards refugees from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Focusing on the public sphere, the book follows the assumption that solidarity is a social value, political concept and legal principle that is discursively constructed in public contentions. The analysis refers systematically and comparatively to eight European countries, namely, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Treatment of data is also original in the way it deals with variations of public spheres by combining a news media claims-making analysis with a social media reception analysis. In particular, the book highlights the prominent role of the mass media in shaping national and transnational solidarity, while exploring the readiness of the mass media to extend thick conceptions of solidarity to non-members. It proposes a research design for the comparative analysis of online news reception and considers the innovative potential of this method in relation to established public opinion research. The book is of particular interest for scholars who are interested in the fields of European solidarity, migration and refugees, contentious politics, while providing an approach that talks to scholars of journalism and political communication studies, as well as digital journalism and online news reception.

Divercities Book


  • Author : Oosterlynck, Stijn
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447338178

Divercities Excerpt :

How do people deal with diversity in deprived and mixed urban neighbourhoods? This edited collection provides a comparative international perspective on superdiversity in cities, with explicit attention given to social inequality and social exclusion on a neighbourhood level. Although public discourses on urban diversity are often negative, this book focuses on how residents actively and creatively come and live together through micro-level interactions. By deliberately taking an international perspective on the daily lives of residents, the book uncovers the ways in which national and local contexts shape living in diversity. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of poverty, segregation and social mix, conviviality, the effects of international migration, urban and neighbourhood policies and governance, multiculturality, social networks, social cohesion, social mobility, and super-diversity.

Solidarity with Solidarity Book

Solidarity with Solidarity

  • Author : Idesbald Goddeeris
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739150726

Solidarity with Solidarity Excerpt :

The Polish crisis in the early 1980s provoked a great deal of reaction in the West. Not only governments, but social movements were also touched by the changes. This book analyzes Western European social reaction to the Independent Self-governing Trade Union Solidarnosc, Revealing how many unionists hesitated between dZtente and workers' rights, between Atlantic cold warriors and European cooperation. It provides new insights relevant to historians dealing with the Cold War, Labor, and European integration.