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The Political Economy of the Euro Crisis

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2016
Project Distributional Conflicts and the Politics of Adjustment in the Eurozone Crisis
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal COMPARATIVE POLITICAL STUDIES
Volume (Issue) 49(7)
Page(s) 811 - 840
Title of proceedings COMPARATIVE POLITICAL STUDIES
DOI 10.1177/0010414016633227

Abstract

This article introduces the special issue on the political economy of the Euro crisis, which aims to improve our understanding of the causes, consequences, and implications of the highly unusual nature of this crisis: a financial crisis among developed countries within a supranational monetary union. The article provides a brief chronology of the crisis, discusses its underlying causes, and reviews the ways in which comparative and international political economy can help us understand the crisis. The article then discusses the individual and collective contributions of the articles in the special issue and discusses possible future research paths on the political economy of the Euro crisis. We conclude with a brief discussion of how a political economy perspective informs our understanding of the long-term prospects for the Eurozone and European integration.
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