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European spring, why our economies and politics are in a mess - and how to put them right, Phillipe Legrain

Label
European spring, why our economies and politics are in a mess - and how to put them right, Phillipe Legrain
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
European spring
Nature of contents
abstracts summaries
Oclc number
880853708
Responsibility statement
Phillipe Legrain
Sub title
why our economies and politics are in a mess - and how to put them right
Summary
"Britain and the rest of Europe are in a mess. Our economies are failing to deliver higher living standards for most people - and many have lost faith in politicians' ability to deliver a brighter future, with support for parties like UKIP soaring. Are stagnation, decline and disillusionment inevitable? Do people have to turn to the likes of UKIP for alternative solutions? As a critically acclaimed author who was until recently a senior policymaker, Philippe Legrain has a unique combination of insider knowledge, intellectual authority and independent perspective that make him ideally placed to explain why things have gone wrong - and how to put them right. In this brilliantly original and passionate book, he explains why we need a European Spring: economic and political renewal"--Page 4 of cover
Table Of Contents
Introduction : pain, fear and loathing -- A long dark winter. Two currencies, one crisis : why Britain and the eurozone have similar failings ; A fiasco made in Frankfurt, Brussels and Berlin : a tragedy in five acts ; The austerity delusion : all pain, no gain ; Panic! : how the euro came close to collapse ; It's not over : how to fix the crisis in the eurozone for good ; Grand designs : how to complete the half-built euro house ; Nordic lights, British gloom : why Britain's long delayed recovery is dysfunctional -- Sprng?. The eagle also lands : why Germany is not a role model for the rest of Europe ; Reforms that add up : why economies ought to be more adaptable, dynamic and decent ; Adapt! : How to cope with and adjust to change ; Dynamic : how to create new ideas and businesses ; Decent : a fairer society with opportunities for all ; Democracy in Europe : why the EU is still a good thing, but needs to change ; The politics of change : why we need a European spring
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