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Political Economy of Banking and Debt Crisis in the EU: Rising Financialization and its Ramifications


Kotarski, Kristijan; Brkić, Luka
Political Economy of Banking and Debt Crisis in the EU: Rising Financialization and its Ramifications // Review of radical political economics, 49 (2017), 3; 430-455 doi:10.1177/0486613415627151 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Political Economy of Banking and Debt Crisis in the EU: Rising Financialization and its Ramifications

Autori
Kotarski, Kristijan ; Brkić, Luka

Izvornik
Review of radical political economics (0486-6134) 49 (2017), 3; 430-455

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Banking and debt crisis ; balance-sheet recession ; endogenous monetary theory ; financialization ; political legitimacy ; transnational European elite ; EU

Sažetak
This paper is structured into four different parts. In the first part the authors analyze the origins of banking and debt crisis in the EU. The state and the evolution of the EU banking sector before the crisis and in its immediate aftermath is analyzed in detail in order to dispel the myth of the existence of an exclusively debt-induced crisis. This part also introduces the notion of financialization into the analysis. The second part analyzes the crisis-related dynamics by using endogenous monetary theory and makes particular use of balance-sheet recession as a concept. The third part introduces political consequences of the banking and debt crisis in the EU by focusing on the political crisis of legitimacy and its impact upon the EU integration process. In order to deal with this topic the authors borrow several concepts from critical international political economy such as transnational elite, knowledge production, and hegemony. We posit a close link between actions of the European transnational elite, crisis origins, and their ramifications. The fourth part focuses on the two most-discussed policy solutions in tackling the crisis: the banking and the fiscal union as well as their feasibility. Additionally, it lays out some fundamental trillemas for creating a viable way out of the crisis which are unfortunately often neglected in public debate. The main argument refers to the growing impact of financialization in the EU and its detrimental effect on the potential for integrated, stable, and prosperous EU economies. The authors explain the changing social, political, and economic landscape and evaluate the main challenges and obstacles to economic and political governance in the EU. The paper is concluded with some heterodox policy recommendations for overcoming them.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Politologija



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Projekt / tema
015-0000000-2474 - Hrvatska i EU: integracijske strategije i kreiranje javnih politika (Luka Brkić, )

Ustanove
Fakultet političkih znanosti, Zagreb

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • EconLit


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