Political conflict in the reform of the Eurozone

Lehner, Thomas; Wasserfallen, Fabio (2019). Political conflict in the reform of the Eurozone. European Union politics, 20(1), pp. 45-64. Sage Publications 10.1177/1465116518814338

[img] Text
Political conflict in the reform of the Eurozone.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (265kB) | Request a copy

The negotiations on the reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union were highly conflictual. This article analyses the dimensions of conflict that structured these negotiations. Using several dimension-reduction methods, we conduct an in-depth analysis of the ‘EMU Positions’ dataset, which codes the positions of all EU member states over a broad range of fiscal, financial, economic, and institutional integration proposals. The empirical findings show that the political contestation in the reform of the Eurozone is one-dimensional between advocates of fiscal transfer and discipline. On this one-dimensional scale, we identify three broader coalitions, while Germany and France lead the two opposing groups. This conflict structure provides a setting conducive to the constant (re-)negotiation of compromises. We conclude the analysis with a discussion of several implications.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Wasserfallen, Fabio Adriano

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1465-1165

Publisher:

Sage Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Mirco Thomas Good

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2020 17:03

Last Modified:

24 Apr 2020 17:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1465116518814338

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Economic and Monetary Union, European integration, Eurozone, political conflict

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.141494

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/141494

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback