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Slippery slope : Europe's troubled future

Author: Giles Merritt
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
Giles Merritt describes himself as a 'sceptical europhile'. For many years among the foremost commentators on the politics and economics shaping Europe, he was named by the Financial Times as one of 30 'Eurostars' who are the most influential voices in Brussels. Slippery Slope is far from the usual run of uncritical EU-related studies. Its aim is to set alarm bells ringing across Europe with its revealing insights  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giles Merritt
ISBN: 9780198757863 0198757867
OCLC Number: 925500011
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for 2016 European Book Prize.
Description: xv, 270 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The myths hastening Europe's decline --
The world in 2050 : a glimpse into the future --
Managing the new global economy : Europe's chance to take centre stage --
Europe need not fear Asia's rise --
For Europe, Africa spells trouble and opportunity --
The human factor : not enough jobs, but also not enough workers --
Europe's stuttering efforts to catch up with the digital revolution --
Why 'Brussels' lacks legitimacy, credibility, and even genuine power --
Searching for an exit from the EU's political labyrinth --
Putting some muscle into Europe's 'soft power' --
'Juncker's curse' : why EU leaders don't deliver on their promises --
No master plan for the EU, but an urgent 'to do' list.
Responsibility: Giles Merritt.


A hard-hitting warning that Europe's prospects are gloomy unless Europeans awake from their torpor and embrace the often difficult changes necessary to flourish in the 21st century world. From one of  Read more...
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Lucid... accessible prose flush with strong argument. * New York Times Book Review * [Slippery Slope's chief virtue is that, with chapters on Africa, Asia and the digital revolution, it places the Read more...

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