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The Left Case Against the EU

Costas Lapavitsas
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge UK : Polity, 2019.
Language
English
ISBN
9781509531059 (hardback), 9781509531066 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Contents
  • Ch. 1. the european union and the left
  • Fragmentation and retreat of democracy
  • The challenge for the left
  • Ch. 2. the evolution of the eu since maastricht
  • Neoliberalism and hegemony in the eu: drawing on hayek
  • Neoliberalism and state monopoly over money
  • Creating the euro: a lever of neoliberalism and conditional german hegemony
  • The 'architectural flaws' of the euro
  • The broader context of conditional german hegemony
  • Ch. 3. the ascendancy of germany and the division of europe
  • A distinctive financialised economy
  • The defeat of german labour in the 1990s
  • The competitive advantage of germany and the creation of the southern periphery
  • The unstable core of the emu and the central european periphery
  • Ch. 4. the eurozone crisis: class interests and hegemonic power
  • Crisis erupts
  • Imposing a neoliberal agenda
  • An unstable and fraught equilibrium
  • Ch. 5. greece in the iron trap of the euro
  • The proximate causes of the greek crisis
  • Long-term weaknesses of the greek economy
  • The lenders impose bail-outs and bring disaster
  • Class and national interests in the greek disaster
  • The political debacle of syriza
  • Ch. 6. seeking democracy, sovereignty, and socialism
  • Democracy and sovereignty in the eu, once again
  • The impossibility of radical reform
  • A class-based stance for the left
  • What to do?.
Description
viii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-175) and index.
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