The European Union in crises or the European Union as crises?

John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menendez are the editors of a new ARENA report on the crisis. The report is based on the workshop ‘Europe in crisis, Europe as the crisis?’, which took place in Oslo last spring.

What kind of crisis is the European Union going through? Is it mainly a financial crisis? Or is it a sovereign debt crisis? Or are there deeper structural causes of the crisis? What role did the asymmetric design of the Monetary Union play in the development of the crisis? Is the crisis to be interpreted as a result of a transformation of capitalism that renders democracy impossible? Is this a single crisis or a set of overlapping and mutually reinforcing crises?

These are some of the questions that the authors of this volume address through critically engaging with the past, the present and the future of European integration, from a multitude of academic disciplinary angles.

The volume is the third in a series of ARENA reports providing the reader with a comprehensive analysis of the unfolding of the European crisis. Previous volumes are ARENA Report 7/2009 The Sinews of European Peace and ARENA Report 3/2012 The European Rescue of the European Union.

In addition to contributions by the editors John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menendez, the report includes chapters by Hauke Brunkhorst, Michelle Everson, Mark F. Gilbert, Christian Joerges, Jeremy Leaman, Christoper Lord, Giadomenico Majone, Asimina Michailidou, Fritz W. Scharpf, Dennis Smith, Pedro Gustavo Teixeira, and Klaus Tuori.

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ARENA Report No 2/14
The European Union in Crises or the European Union as Crises?
John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menendez (eds)

May 2014

Published June 5, 2014 10:36 AM - Last modified Apr. 25, 2016 11:40 AM