Posts by: eamrien

Hollande’s Tax Rebels Underscore Mounting Opposition

Hollande is caught between a rock and a hard place.  The rock is the European Commission, which has been pushing him  to reduce deficits significantly.  Having been given a two year extension on the rules that demand a 3% deficit or lower, Hollande has to find the money.  The easiest way to do that, and […]

Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy Presentation of the book edited by Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher

Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher introduce Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy at the University of Milan: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/media?mid=333 See also comments by contributor Maurizio Ferrera: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/media?mid=333&cid=1385&play=true And by contributor Erik Jones: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/media?mid=333&cid=1386&play=true

Why Are Neoliberal Ideas So Resilient?

Given the abject failure of the neo-liberal policy offer, why has it persisted as the dominant approach to European policymaking and is there any way out? Vivien Schmidt and Mark Thatcher address this question in an opinion piece for the online think-tank Policy Network. The piece builds on their argument in their co-edited book, Resilient […]

Schmidt Publishes Resilient Liberalism in European Political Economy

Vivien Schmidt’s co-edited contribution to Cambridge University Press’s Contemporary European Politics series has been released in the UK and will be available in the US by the end of the month. The book – Resilient Liberalism in European Political Economy – explains why neoliberal economic ideas have not just survived, but thrived since the 1980s […]

Exploring the Eurozone Crisis

In this three-part series of interviews, Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Director of the Center for the Study of Europe, discusses the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, problems of leadership and democracy in the EU, and the effect and applications her research is finding overseas. The Eurozone Crisis, Part 1: Origins and Effects […]

With Pierre Vimont at European Conference Harvard: Europe 2.0 Taking the Next Step

Interview in Correio Braziliense

I was recently interviewed by Gabriela Freire Valente of Brazil’s Correio Braziliense on David Cameron’s proposed referendum on the UK’s European Union membership before 2017, signaling the possibility of a UK exit from the EU. [Download article (in Portuguese)]  

The Eurozone Crisis Challenge to Democracy: Which Way Forward?

Does the euro crisis ring the death knell for European citizens’ influence in the EU decision-making process? During the eurozone crisis, decision-making has become more and more remote from the citizens, as EU member-state leaders in the Council have taken most of the initiatives. This has altered the EU’s ‘democratic’ settlement (which expects a relative […]

Vivien Schmidt quoted in Harvard Political Review

Vivien Schmidt was quoted recently in the Harvard Political Review in article by Krister Koskelo entitled “Europe: Between Technocracy and Democracy.”

Vivien Schmidt testimony before the European Parliament

On October 4, 2012, Vivien gave testimony to the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee, which held an all-day inquiry into European Governance and the Future of Europe. Her policy brief – EU Differentiated Integration and the Role of the EU Political Economy [download pdf] – addressed specifically “Multi-tier Governance and EU Political Economy.” On October […]