PDF version available here. The history of the European Union is sustained by the fascinating idea of peace and freedom in a united continent. In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which was both recognition and a challenge. However, it is also true that these days one often hears the EU mentioned in connection with … Continue reading Social Democracy Reader 4: Europe and Social Democracy
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This report marks 18 months of research by MISTRA into patronage politics, and how it contributes to some of the problems bedevilling local government politics, and how poverty and inequality relate to political patronage.
Die spanische Volkswirtschaft ist ein gutes Beispiel für den Teufelskreis, in dem die Ökonomien der sogenannten Peripherie der Eurozone seit dem Beginn der Krise im Sommer 2007 stecken. Diese »diabolische Endlosschleife« setzt sich aus drei Bestandteilen zusammen: Aus einer Wirtschaft in der Rezession, einem schwächelnden Banken system sowie aus öffentlichen Haushaltsdefiziten und Schulden, die parallel … Continue reading Eine Progressive Wachstumsstrategie für Spanien
For the past five years, there has been null growth in France and when the Ayrault government took office GDP per capita was still 3 per cent below its 2008 level. The brief upturn that followed the 2009 recession did not, indeed, overcome that recession, the euro zone crisis having plunged Europe into a new … Continue reading A Progressive Growth Strategy for France
All recent reports and publications on the labour market situation and unemployment in Europe agree that young people are the social group most affected or at least particularly affected by the economic crisis (Rocha 2012; Dietrich 2012; Eurostat 2012). Within the EU, youth unemployment rates do not provide a particularly nuanced view of the problem. … Continue reading The European Union Tackling Youth Unemployment in Times of Crisis