Europe: Financial Crisis and Security Issues


Patrick B. Werthers (Editor)

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues

This book presents and discusses the financial crisis in Europe, as well as the various security issues these nations face because of this global crisis. In addition, the book also publishes chapters in area studies and comparative politics of Europe. Topics discussed herein include the European Union; a European economic recovery plan; the financial crisis; missile defense; The Lisbon Treaty; the U.S.-U.K. relationship from a historical viewpoint; and the role of the itnernational monetary fund.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


A European Economic Recovery Plan, pp. 1-19
(Communication from the Commission to the European Council)

The Financial Crisis: Impact on and Response by The European Union, pp. 21-54
(James K. Jackson)

Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: A Possible Role for Congress , pp. 55-71
(Raymond J. Ahearn and Vincent Morelli)

Iceland’s Financial Crisis, pp. 73-78
(James K. Jackson)

The Global Financial Crisis: The Role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), pp. 79-86
(Martin A. Weiss)

Future of the Balkans and U.S. Policy Concerns, pp. 87-102
(Steven Woehrel)

Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe, pp. 103-126
(Steven A. Hildreth and Carl Ek)

France: Factors Shaping Foreign Policy and Issues in U.S.-French Relations, pp. 127-152 (Paul Belkin)

German Foreign and Security Policy: Trends and Transatlantic Implications, pp. 153-177
(Paul Belkin)

The European Union: Questions and Answers, pp. 179-187
(Kristin Archick and Derek E. Mix)

The U.S.-UK Special Relationship in Historical Context: Lessons of the Past, pp. 189-197
(Ray Raymond)

The Special Relationship – Economic and Business Aspects: American Perspective, pp. 199-208 (Michael Calingaert)

The German Economy and U.S.-German Economic Relations, pp. 209-232
(Raymond J. Ahearn and Paul Belkin)

The European Parliament, pp. 233-245
(Kristin Archick and Derek E. Mix)

The European Union’s Reform Process: The Lisbon Treaty, pp. 247-254
(Kristin Archick and Derek E. Mix)

Long-Range Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe, pp. 255-282
(Steven A. Hildreth and Carl Ek)

Effects of the Great Recession on the Spanish Economy, pp. 283-299
(Gonzalo Caballero Migueza, Dolores Garza Gila and Manuel Varela Lafuente)


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