The European periphery and the Eurozone crisis: capitalist diversity and europeanisation

Dooley, Neil (2018) The European periphery and the Eurozone crisis: capitalist diversity and europeanisation. RIPE Series in Global Political Economy . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138048010

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Abstract

This book provides a new understanding of the eurozone crisis across three of the worst hit cases: Greece, Portugal, and Ireland.

In contrast to accounts which stress the ‘immaturity’ of the European ‘periphery’, as well as more critical narratives that understand these countries as victims of German and core ‘economic domination’, this book recognises that individual peripheral countries have followed dramatically different paths to crisis, making it difficult to speak of the eurozone crisis as a single phenomenon. Bringing literature from Comparative Political Economy into dialogue with scholarship on Europeanisation, this book contributes the concept of ‘divergence via Europeanisation’. It explores the much-overlooked ways in which the negotiation of a ‘one size fits all’ project of European financial integration has been generative of precarious patterns of economic growth across Greece, Portugal, and Ireland. The book shows that far from their failure or inability to do so, it has been the European periphery’s attempt to ‘follow the rules’ of European integration that explains their current difficulties.

This novel understanding of the eurozone crisis should appeal to students and scholars in International Political Economy, European and European Union Studies, Comparative Political Economy, Irish Politics, Greek Politics, and Portuguese Politics.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Eurozone Crisis; International Political Economy; Greece; Portugal; Ireland; Europe; EU; Comparative Political Economy
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN0030 European Union. European Community. European communities
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1395 Ireland
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN5001 Greece
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN8423 Portugal
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Neil Dooley
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 15:41
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 15:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80034
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