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Change of course on 29 June
Costas Simitis

Bank’s capital funding (through project bonds) to finance infrastructure development. 4 The completion of the long-discussed model for economic governance. This would require institutional reform to manage such periods of instability as the EU was currently witnessing, and would inevitably entail the transfer of further competences to the central institutions of the EU, including, in all likelihood, the creation of a permanent European Minister for Finance, and also the unification of taxation regimes.4 The fourth matter was crucial. In their efforts so far, the EU

in The European debt crisis
Thomas Prosser

that the decision provoked less rebellion. Unsurprisingly, such processes have increased tensions with unions, particularly in countries outside of the core of the Eurozone, and is one of the key forces which drives unions and social-democratic parties apart. It is unclear whether such a separation is happening generally, as literature is ambivalent on this question (Allern and Bale, 2017 ), yet results suggest that the nature of contemporary EU economic governance is one driver of such a process. Second, and related to the first point

in European labour movements in crisis
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Peter John, Sarah Cotterill, Alice Moseley, Liz Richardson, Graham Smith, Gerry Stoker, and Corinne Wales

Trust, interested in increasing electoral turnout. The letters advised recipients that we would be contacting them to discuss voting and provided contact details to enable recipients to register any concerns. The door-to-door canvassing was coordinated by the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, a University of Manchester research institute. The canvassers were predominantly postgraduate students who were enthusiastic about raising electoral turnout, had a good knowledge of the research topic, and had an interest in the objectives of the project

in Nudge, nudge, think, think (second edition)
Tom Gallagher

campaign focused on the Chancellor as an epitome of caution and common sense. ‘We had four good years’ she remarked in the aftermath of her victory. No other eurozone leader could dare to make such a claim in 2013 and it showed how introspective the mood in Germany had become. The long election campaign had delayed key decisions on the extent to which Europe would be subject to economic governance. Complicated negotiations between the CDU and potential coalition partners stretched ahead which threatened to put back the timetable for a proposed banking union towards 2016

in Europe’s path to crisis
Ben Cohen and Eve Garrard

of global economic governance (World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank) to achieve these goals, and we support fair trade, more aid, debt cancellation and the campaign to Make Poverty History. Development can bring growth in life-expectancy and in the enjoyment of life, easing burdensome labour and shortening the working day. It can bring freedom to youth, possibilities of exploration to those of middle years, and security to old age. It enlarges horizons and the opportunities for travel, and helps make strangers into friends. Global

in The Norman Geras Reader
Nicholas Rees

may be driven at the domestic level and may reflect the type of developments in other European states. Europeanisation may, then, be a ‘messy process’ with adaptational pressures coming from many different directions (domestic, European and global). As Dyson notes, ‘In explaining particular changes to domestic economic governance or policies it is difficult to disentangle Europeanisation from other processes – not just global but also domestic’ (Dyson, 2007: 291). It is argued that domestic economic and political considerations played a considerable part in shaping

in Europeanisation and new patterns of governance in Ireland
Uwe Puetter

; Westlake 1999). What can also be extracted from the more recent literature on EMU is the concern about the relative weight of the different EMU institutions in the wider economic governance set-up. The orientation of EMU towards price stability and the powerful role of the ECB as a sanctioning factor in the decision-making process (Howarth and Loedel 2002) figure uppermost in the research agenda of scholars working in the field. The provisions of the SGP are widely seen as a straightjacket, which ties the hands of economic policy-makers. The pact is associated with an

in The Eurogroup
Michelle Egan

Single Market (including the customs union) to EU membership, which requires specific legal and budgetary commitments. French concerns revolve around fears that Britain will seek a competitive advantage post-Brexit through lowering taxation and cutting labor standards. Both France and Germany see themselves as custodians of the European project. Though they have different views about economic governance going forward, they understand the historical role of the Single Market as the underlying foundation for the process of unifying Europe. Given the Franco

in The European Union after Brexit
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Mary Venner

number of EU staff working in Pillar IV in subsequent years and the later involvement of EAR and the World Bank in providing technical assistance, USAID continued to be a major donor in this field. Between 1999 and 2010, six successive multi-year economic governance projects were implemented, at a total cost of $104.5 million. 111 Not all these funds were used for developing government institutions, however. Because

in Donors, technical assistance and public administration in Kosovo
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From an ‘infrastructural turn’ to the platform logics of logistics
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

finished the volume (and rewrote this conclusion) some time after the research was completed, at a moment when the COVID-19 global pandemic in the space of three months rewrote the script of normality. What had been normal in daily life, work life, state actions and economic governance was up for grabs. As the pandemic made global connections at a speed rarely anticipated, what happened in Wuhan suddenly became profoundly relevant in Tehran, in Madrid, in Lombardy, London, New York and New Orleans as much as in Cape Town, Kampala, Lagos, Dar es Salaam or Johannesburg

in African cities and collaborative futures