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German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

migrants from the Sea-Watch 3 ( Longhin, 2019 ). 15 On the history of the DGzRS, see Anders et al. (1997) and Claußen (2015) . 16 On the sinking of the Johanna , see Schramm (2009) . 17 Arguably, the idea of Europe was also challenged by the Eurozone countries’ response to the Greek debt crisis, and the German Willkommenskultur was also a reaction to the reputational damage perceived by Germans as a result of Germany’s role in that response (see Neumann, 2016 ). 18 An article in the online edition of the Bremen daily Weser

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Navigating between trouble and promise
Gustaaf Geeraerts

, good governance, human rights, international trade regulations, humanitarian intervention and state-building, recently both the US’s and Europe’s authority as political drivers of global governance stand to the test (Acharya, 2014; Kupchan, 2012). As much as the US, weighed by debt and deficits, is struggling to maintain its superpower status, the EU, faced with the Eurozone debt crisis – and more recently the refugee crisis in combination with the creeping challenge of the far right – is struggling to keep its act together. The EU remains unsure about its role in

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
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The European Union’s Asia-Pacific strategies and policies at the crossroads
Weiqing Song and Jianwei Wang

countries. The EU largely remains an observer because it is not party to any of these most important multilateral economic negotiations. This absence is in complete contrast to its huge stakes in the region and even in Europe itself. Moreover, it is still embroiled in its internal inability to reach agreement, owing to issues such as the Euro debt crisis and the lack of co-ordination on global economic strategy, the massive influx of refugees from neighbouring countries and the rise of political populism. In the case of its China policy, the EU is working hard with China

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
Suetyi Lai and Li Zhang

collected in 2006 to the most recent one in 2015. Similarly, national leaders of the EU big three had appeared more frequently than EU officials. In the dataset collected after the outbreak of the Eurozone debt crisis, attention given at the time to the “problematic” countries, the so-called “PIIGS” countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain), rose significantly. Another noteworthy point is that the EC/EU Public diplomacy of the EU in East Asia 109 120 Major 100 Secondary Minor 80 60 40 20 2006 2008 2009 2011 South Korea Japan China Thailand

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
Financial liberalisation and the end of the Cold War
Helen Thompson

large demonstrations, which provoked a violent reaction from the army. Under mounting pressure, the government agreed to negotiate about wages, but the talks quickly broke down. By the beginning of 1987, output and employment were falling, the current account was in deficit, and foreign-exchange reserves had fallen by around 50 per cent from their level a year earlier. Funaro did, in January 1987, persuade the Paris Club to reschedule some debts without a new IMF agreement, something that no other state had succeeded in doing since the debt crisis began. But the deal

in Might, right, prosperity and consent
Strategic reflections
Michael Reiterer

globalised further and found in the so-called Islamic State a new incarnation. Terrorism firmly arrived at the heart of Europe, refugees and immigrants swept over Europe’s border straining the principles of European integration like solidarity and all that on top of the financial and debt crisis since 2008. In parallel we witness a power shift from West to East, economically and politically (Reiterer, 2015a). Asia became the economic engine largely built on China’s economic growth which in turn led to a shift in the political and power relationships in the region as well

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
Nicole Scicluna

towards seemingly never ending internal crisis management. In relation to the first point, studies from 2011 show that Australian media coverage of the EU that year was dominated by the Euro crisis (Polonska-Kimunguyi and Kimunguyi, 2015). Unsurprisingly, this coverage was overwhelmingly negative, the key narrative being that of a fragmenting Union, unable to co-operate to the extent necessary to solve serious systemic problems. The debt crisis also tended to be framed as fanning the flames of interstate rivalry (e.g. Germany versus Greece), damaging the EU’s image as a

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
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Migrants’ squats as antithetical spaces in Athens’s City Plaza
Valeria Raimondi

–94. Lebuhn, H. (2013) ‘Local border practices and urban citizenship in Europe: exploring urban borderlands’, City , 17:1, 37–51. Maloutas, T. (2014) ‘Social and spatial impact of the crisis in athens-from clientelist regulation to sovereign debt crisis’, Région et Développement , 39, 149–166. Mezzadra, S. (2004) I confini della libertà: per un’analisi politica delle migrazioni contemporanee (Rome: DeriveApprodi). Mezzadra, S. (2011) ‘The gaze of autonomy: capitalism, migration and social

in Sanctuary cities and urban struggles
Kees van der Pijl

clamping down on trade unions, the bourgeoisie mounted tax revolts and sought to roll back concessions made after the war.17 This countermovement culminated in the ‘Volcker Shock’, the decision by the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, to wring inflation out of the economy by raising real interest rates, eventually to around 20 per cent. This undercut the compromises of the previous period, imposing high unemployment at home and throwing the Third World into a debt crisis. The Soviet bloc, notably Poland, as well as non-​aligned, socialist Yugoslavia

in Flight MH17, Ukraine and the new Cold War
Helen Thompson

-war taxation see S. Steinmo, Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State (London: Yale University Press, 1993). See T. Notermans, Money, Markets, and the State: Social Democratic Economic Policies since 1918 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). R. H. Jackson, Quasi-States: Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). See R. Wood, From Marshall Plan to Debt Crisis: Foreign Aid and Development Choices in the World Economy (Berkeley: University of California

in Might, right, prosperity and consent