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Introduction: the Euro crisis and the future of Europe

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  • Susan Christopherson
  • Gordon L. Clark
  • John Whiteman
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    Coming on the heels of the global financial crisis, the Euro crisis was first an issue of banking solvency, then an issue of sovereign indebtedness, and then an issue of the stability and integrity of the Eurozone and its currency. Market agents take bets on the future of the Euro, how it might be saved (or not), and the likely interventions (or not) of leading politicians and their governments as well as the European Central Bank. The integrity, powers and governance structure of the ECB are fundamental issues for the Eurozone, its members and the stability of global financial markets. Just as important are the geographical manifestations of the Euro crisis, since the national and urban and regional effects of the crisis often translate directly into political movements that question the legitimacy of the European project. This special issue brings together a set of papers that provide an overarching perspective on the Euro crisis and maps the uneven spatial effects of the crisis across countries, cities and regions.

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Journal of Economic Geography.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 843-853

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