Fiscal Consolidation in the Euro Crisis

Politico-economic and Institutional Causes

Authors: Guthmann, Kai

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  • Sheds new light on the far-reaching austerity plans of European governments
  • Provides empirical analyses of intra-European Monetary Union heterogeneity and austerity
  • Analyzes the economic and political context of economic adjustment packages during the Euro crisis
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This book sheds new light on if and why, between 2009 and 2015, European governments succeeded or failed in initiating and actually realizing some of the farthest-reaching austerity plans in modern history. The author analyzes the economic and political context and the underlying causes of austerity and economic adjustment packages during the Euro crisis. In doing so, he shows that austerity has its roots in an institutional mismatch between capitalist diversity in the Eurozone on the one hand, and an ill-conceived common economic regime on the other. In this context, austerity trumped politics, and even democracy itself. The book will appeal to scholars of political science and comparative political economy, as well as governmental policymakers and practitioners in the finance sector.

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Kai Guthmann is an independent scholar of comparative political economy and European studies, and an entrepreneur based in Bern, Switzerland. In 2018 he received his doctorate in Political Science from the University of Bern. He has also studied at the University of Konstanz, Rutgers University, and Princeton University, and holds an MA in Politics and Public Administration (Konstanz) and a Master of Public Affairs and Politics (Rutgers).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fiscal Consolidation in the Euro Crisis
Book Subtitle
Politico-economic and Institutional Causes
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57768-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57768-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57767-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 192
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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