What Kind of Europe?
By (author) Loukas Tsoukalis
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What Kind of Europe? by Loukas Tsoukalis
Book DescriptionAs the European Union gets ready to take it's new members, What Kind of Europe? pinpoints the crucial issues which will shape its future as a regional, economic, and political entity.Loukas Tsoukalis is one of the world's leading scholars on European integration; in this book he writes for any reader interested in the key democratic choices facing facing Europe's citizens. European integration is not a politically neutral process. There are key democratic choices to be made about trade-offs between efficiency, equity, and stability; productivity and a cleaner environment; integration and diversity; rule by experts and elected representatives in the management of the single market and the Euro; the degree and kind of solidarity across boundaries; the geographical limits of Europe's fledgling common identity; the export of peace and stability to the near abroad and beyond; and the defence of common values and interests in a world where the ascendancy of markets and the highly unequal distribution of political power increasingly challenge those features that still make Europe distinct from other regions of the world. There is certain to be disagreement on these issues, by the very nature of democracy. But Europeans need to become more aware of the issues and the choices they imply. Europeans have long pretended that inter-country divisions are the only ones that really count, and that the choice is essentially between more or less Europe. But the agenda must now be to build a politically mature Europe. What kind of Europe becomes the key question.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199266661
(241mm x 162mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Loukas Tsoukalis
In Defence of Europe, Hardback (June 2016)
Buffeted by a successon of crises, Europe has not been so weak and so divided for a long time. In these troubled times for both Europe and the European idea, can the continent hold together? And, if so, under what terms - and for what purpose?
Delphic Oracle on Europe, Hardback (May 2011)
After more than 50 years of European integration the 'old continent' finds itself today once again at a crossroads. The Delphic Oracle on Europe deals with the most relevant and contentious issues related to the European Union's way forward in times of global crisis and profound change.
What Kind of Europe?, Paperback (March 2005)
Pinpoints several crucial issues which shape the future of the EU as an economic and political entity. This title also highlights the key democratic choices to be made.
Competitiveness and Cohesion in EU Policies, Hardback (January 2001)» View all books by Loukas Tsoukalis
With the proposed EU enlargement to include the transition economies of Eastern Europe, the perception of equitable distribution becomes crucial. Reduced regional inequality, or cohesion, is top of the European economic agenda. This volume examines the cohesion impact of main EU policies.
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