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The Continuing Evolution of Europe

Thiess Buettner and Wolfgang Ochel


The European Union began with efforts in the Cold War era to foster economic integration among a few Western European countries. Today’s EU constitutes an upper tier of government that affects almost every level of policymaking in each of its twenty-seven member states. The recent financial and economic crises have tested this still-evolving institutional framework, and this book surveys key economic challenges faced by the EU. European economists examine such topics as the stability of the financial markets and possible policy options to reduce future vulnerability to crises, including Glass– ... More

Keywords: European Union, Cold War, economic integration, Western European countries, policymaking, member states, institutional framework, economic challenges, financial markets, vulnerability to crises

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262017015
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017015.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thiess Buettner, editor

Wolfgang Ochel, editor

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6 Europe at a Crossroads: Reforming Political Institutions and Public Sectors

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