Eurozone

  • Intrastate, Regional, and Colonial Contributions to Post-2008 Cultures of Political Violence

    Author: Joanna Rak
    Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2017
    Source: Show
    Pages: 281-293
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2017118
    PDF: ppsy/46-1/ppsy2017118.pdf

    After 2008, European governments undertook austerity measures to come out of the global financial crisis. The policies were imposed to reduce the states’ debts and deficits, increase their economic competitiveness, and restore business confidence. Inevitably, the results of their implementation were socially noticeable and triggered the occurrence of new social movements which became a powerful player on a political scene. In some states, the stakeholders of anti-austerity movements used physical political violence while in the other they settled for mental. The article introduces findings of the comparative study on the relationships between patterns of culture of political violence and intrastate, regional, and colonial explaining factors. By applying statistical analysis, it tests empirically Negussay Ayele’s explanatory model of militant culture of political violence for a theory-verification purpose. As a result, it makes a contribution to the structure of explanation encompassing the particular configurations of indicators. 

  • Book review: Michał Pronobis, “Polska w strefie euro” [Poland in the Eurozone], C.H. Beck Publishing Company, Warsaw 2008, pp. 182

    Author: Ireneusz Kraś
    Institution: Jan Dlugosz Academy of Częstochowa (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2009
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    Pages: 248-253
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2009020
    PDF: ppsy/38/ppsy200920.pdf

    The processes of international integration have been noticed for years. The inconvenience with currency exchange has been perceived long ago by the representatives of classical economic thought – David Ricardo and the father of the common currency idea – J. Stuart Mill. He thought there is so much barbarism in many transactions in civilized countries that almost all independent states protect themselves by keeping their own currency. Although there is some inconvenience for those countries and their neighbours.

  • Dispute over European Union and Eurozone Crisis in the Light of Selected Theories of European Integration

    Author: Artur Staszczyk
    Institution: Szczecin University
    Year of publication: 2014
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    Pages: 81-94
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/rop201406
    PDF: rop/2014/rop201406.pdf

    The study tackles the issue of applying respective theories of European integration to explain the processes occurring in the EU, and in particular, in the debt-wrecked eurozone. In the author’s view, the eurozone crisis revived the dispute over the shape of EU. On one hand, it is the supranational neofunctionalism and on the other, state-centric intergovernmentalism views clashing with one another. The author believes that the key theory that successfully explains the member states’ behavior in face of eurozone crisis is the intergovernmentalism theory. It assumes the primacy of nation-state and its interests in the process of European integration. This is particularly apparent in the time of crisis when supranational mechanisms typical of neofunctionalist theory serve solely the purpose of legitimizing national interests of the economically strongest EU members.

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