“The Eurozone Crisis” – A Book Debate

von Isabel Feichtner

Kaarlo Tuori, Klaus Tuori. The Eurozone Crisis. A Constitutional Analysis. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. 285. £19.99. ISBN: 9781107649453.

Taking a break from the ILA Biannual Conference and ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. to launch this book debate on Kaarlo Tuori’s and Klaus Tuori’s new book I need not stray from the Ronald Reagan Building to find illustrative examples that the Eurozone crisis is far from resolved and will haunt us for years to come. The New York Times reports today on the run of investors on the newly issued Greek debt and notes the disconnect between “the rush to profit” by investors and “the still fragile economic situation and rampant joblessness that continues to plague Greece and others”. At the ASIL panel “Women’s Economic Rights, International Law and the Financial Crisis” Anne Trebilcock criticized how social and labour policy have become a source of “flexibility” in crisis.

These are just two random expressions sharing the Tuori’s perception that the crisis might not be dealt with in a way that will leave us with a more democratic or more socially just or, even, more economically viable European Union ...

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