The eurozone crisis has raised fundamental questions about the EU's future and has also sparked debate about the wider functions and future direction of European integration in the 21st century. This engaging book provides a broad-ranging reassessment of the whole experience of integration to date and the challenges which face Europe today.
Nathaniel Copsey holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, and is both Head of the Politics and International Relations group and Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe, at Aston University, UK.
1. Introduction.- 2. The Great Recession, the Eurozone Crisis and European Integration.- 3. European Identity.- 4. Legitimacy: Democracy, Accountability and Credibility.- 5. Solidarity: Winners and Losers in European Integration.- 6. Sustaining European Capitalism.- 7. Sustaining Europe's Global Role.- 8. Rethinking European Integration.- 9. Conclusion: Rethinking the Choices for Europe.