Ordoliberalism and European Economic Policy: Between Realpolitik and Economic Utopia

1st Edition

Malte Dold, Tim Krieger

September 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780367193812 - CAT# K417688
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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This volume takes a broad perspective on the recent debate on the role of German ordoliberalism in shaping European economic policy before and after the Eurozone crisis. It shows how ordoliberal scholars explain the institutional origins of the Eurozone crisis, and presents creative policy proposals for the future of the European economy.

Ordoliberal discourse both attempts to offer political solutions to socioeconomic challenges, and to find an ideal market order that fosters individual freedom and social cohesion. This tension between realpolitik and economic utopia reflects the wider debate on how far economic theory shapes, and is shaped by, historical contingencies and institutions.

The volume will be of interest to policy makers as well as research scholars, and graduate students from various disciplines ranging from economics to political science, history and philosophy.

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