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Published: 16 June 2016

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198755319

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In Defence of Europe

Can the European Project Be Saved?

Loukas Tsoukalis

  • Can Europe hold together? Under what terms? And for what purpose?
  • A look at the key choices facing Europe today, by a leading political economist and former special adviser to the President of the European Commission
  • Explains how the international financial crisis has become an existential crisis of European integration
  • Asks whether Europe can ovecome the basic contradiction of a currency without a state
  • Looks at how the European Union can accommodate greater internal diversity
  • Examines whether there is an irreconcilable contradiction between Europe's yearning for soft power and the hard realities of the world outside