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    "[Second Thoughts on Capitalism and the State is a] profoundly reflective book shows a pathway forward for academics and activists alike who are stymied by the disconnect between deep critical scholarship and emancipatory social change, yet who will still not give up the good fight."

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European Economic Governance after the Eurozone and COVID-19 Crises

The COVID-19 health crisis came as a tremendous shock to the world, and to the EU more particularly, only a few years after the Eurozone crisis. The pandemic exacerbated the old structural differences in the economic models between the South and the North of Europe. However, this time, the response of the EU was of a completely different nature: an impressive array of fiscal and monetary policy instruments was mobilized to counteract the shock of the pandemic and to restore confidence.

Is there reason to be optimistic in these times of uncertainty? This volume explores possible answers to this question, bringing together several renowned European intellectuals and experts from the fields of economics, law, and public policy to offer their thoughts. The book will stimulate discussion on the quality of institutions and growth sustainability, and contains ideas on the future of Europe and the reorganization of European economic governance. It analyzes the basic fiscal and monetary policy tools used by the EU to tackle the Eurozone and COVID-19 pandemic crises. Several aspects of the EU Banking Union and possible structural reforms of the banking sector are also discussed, as is the role of Credit Rating Agencies as tools of economic prediction.


Dr Ioannis Papadopoulos is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Centre for Research on Democracy and Law at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds two Master’s (in Legal Philosophy and Public Law) and a PhD in Law. His fields of interest are European political systems and institutions; European policies; political, legal and moral philosophy; public and comparative law; and fundamental rights law. He has written and edited six books (winning two awards for one of them) and several articles in various journals and volumes.

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ISBN: 1-5275-7774-0

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-7774-9

Release Date: 18th February 2022

Pages: 330

Price: £68.99

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