European Union Budget Reform: Institutions, Policy and Economic Crisis

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G. Benedetto, S. Milio
Springer, Oct 10, 2012 - Political Science - 213 pages
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A tension between (richer) contributing Member States and (poorer) recipient Member States has always characterised the history of the budget of the European Union, the politics of which has often turned fraught. This volume evaluates the prospects for major change to expenditure and the structure of the budget for the period starting in 2014.
 

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Contents

A History of the European Union Budget and the Possibilities for Reform
1
Part I The Politics of Budget Reform
22
Part II Public Spending and Budget Reform
102
Bibliography
193
Index
207
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GIACOMO BENEDETTO Director of European Studies and Lecturer in Politics, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK CHARLES B. BLANKART Senior Professor, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany and Permanent Guest Professor at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland ALAN GREER Reader in Politics and Public Policy, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK SARA HAGEMANN Lecturer in EU Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK ROBERT KAISER Acting Chair of Political Science, University of Siegen, Germany GERRIT B. KOESTER works in the economics department of Deutsche Bundesbank SIMONA MILIO Associate Director of the Social and Cohesion Policy Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK ALISTER MISKIMMON Senior Lecturer in European Politics, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK HEIKO PRANGE-GSTÖHL Policy Officer, European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Brussels, Belgium