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The Choice for Europe since Maastricht. Member States' Preferences for Economic and Financial Integration

Deliverables

Case studies and comparative qualitative analysis

Case studies and comparative qualitative analysis.

Report on the political feasibility of future economic and fiscal integration scenarios

Report on the political feasibility of future economic and fiscal integration scenarios.

Archive of quantitative documents on MS preferences

Archive of qualitative documents relating to the development of member states’ preferences towards fiscal and economic integration.

Dataset on economic, fiscal and political characteristics in 28 MS

Comprehensive political economy dataset covering all 28 member states.

Archive of economic and fiscal integration documents

Archive of economic and fiscal integration documents that for the identification of the underlying different models of economic and fiscal integration and the development of a dataset for the application of quantitative analysis of member states’ preferences over time.

Discussion of the empirical findings, further development of theory

Comprehensive discussion of the project’s empirical findings on member states’ preference formation and revision of the theoretical arguments on member states’ preference formation.

Questionnaire for in-depth interviews

Questionnaire for in-depth interviews

Summary of qualitative information on preference formation process

Summary of qualitative information on the preference formation process gathered with open interview questions.

Submission of second papers per regional team

Submission of a second paper per regional team with findings of the project in relevant international political science journal

Dataset on MS preferences for economic and fiscal integration before the Eurozone crisis

Dataset on MS preferences for economic and fiscal integration before the Eurozone crisis

Report on the institutional consequences of fiscal and economic integration measures

Report on the institutional consequences of fiscal and economic integration measures

Report on the findings of the discussion and the consequences for the feasibility analysis

Report on the findings of the discussion and the consequences for the feasibility analysis of WPs 10-12.

Analytical report on the legal background of MS’ positions towards economic and fiscal integration

Analytical report on the legal background and its impact on the development of member states’ positions towards economic and fiscal integration proposals.

Interviews and transcriptions

Interviews with policy decision makers, transcription of these interviews

28 country reports on the constitutional pre-conditions of economic and fiscal integration

28 country reports on the constitutional pre-conditions of economic and fiscal integration.

Set-up of Working Paper Series

Set-up of the EMU_SCEUS Working Paper Series, distributed via the project website (= D 5)

Consortium Agreement

Drafting and signing of a Consortium Agreement between the partners of EMU_SCEUS

Dissertation by doctoral student

Dissertation of the doctoral student in the political science team (Puntscher Riekmann / Wasserfallen) of PLUS

Quantitative factor analysis

Quantitative factor analysis of member states’ positions and the conflict dimensions in the intergovernmental negotiations since the outbreak of the Eurozone crisis.

Factor analysis / aggregation into dimension

Factor analysis / aggregation into dimension

Codebook

Development of a codebook/dataset to quantify the preferences held by the member states on fiscal and economic integration proposals for the time period before the outbreak of the Eurozone crisis.

Fact sheets on legal foundations for fiscal, economic, and monetary integration in the MS

28 Fact sheets on legal foundations for fiscal, economic, and monetary integration in the MS

List of issues to be studied

Comprehensive list of economic and fiscal integration issues to be studied

Report on the compatibility of reform scenarios with the EU Treaties

Report on the compatibility of fiscal and economic integration reform scenarios with the EU Treaties

Manuscript of handbook on the legal conditions for further fiscal and economic integration

Publication of a comprehensive handbook on the legal conditions for further fiscal and economic integration, derived from WP 11 with an international publisher (most probably Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK)

Quantitative dataset and codebook

Quantitative dataset and codebook on member states’ preferences regarding the different discussed fiscal and economic integration issues in negotiations since the outbreak of the Eurozone crisis.

Report on impact of EU law on MS’ preferences towards fiscal and economic integration

Report on the impact of EU law and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice on the development of member states’ preferences towards fiscal and economic integration

Quantitative analysis of correlation between MS preferences and economic, fiscal and political dimensions

Analysis of the extent to which economic, fiscal and political dimensions correlate with member states’ positions for specific economic and fiscal integration models as hypothesized.

Publication of a JCMS special issue

Publication of a JCMS special issue on member states’ preferences derived from the results of EMU_SCEUS

Manuscript of a monograph of the co-ordinators on the major empirical outcomes and theoretical discussions

Manuscript of a monograph of the co-cordinators zu den major empirical outcomes and theoretical discussions with an international publisher (most probably Oxford University Press or Routlegde)

Submission of one paper per regional team

Submission of one paper per regional team with findings of the project in international political science journal

Publication of the results of WP 12

Publication of the results of WP 12 in a leading European law journal

Policy Makers List

List of policy makers on EU- and member states levels to be interviewed by the researchers

Policy Brief 2

Briefing session with policy decision makers

Workshop 2 of the legal team

Workshop 2 of the legal team in the MS, taking place in AT to discuss the legal foundations of economic and monetary integration in MS eight to fourteen.

Workshop 3 of the legal team

Workshop 3 of the legal team in the MS, taking place in AT to discuss the legal foundations of economic and monetary integration in MS fifteen to twenty-one.

Policy Brief 1

Briefing session with policy decision makers

Set-up of the project website

Set-up of the project website for use by project partners and other interested institutions

Kick-off meeting (including media-event)

Kick-off meeting of the project consortium with accompanying media-event (i.e. press conference) to raise public awareness of the project.

Intermediate conference

Intermediate conference discussing the results of EMU_SCEUS reached until month 24 plus Policy Brief 2, due to take place in another MS than AT.

Final Conference

Final, inter-disciplinary conference (including media-event) summing up the results of EMU_SCEUS (in AT or Brussels)

Workshop 1 of the legal team

Workshop 1 of the legal team in the MS, taking place in AT to discuss the legal foundations of economic and monetary integration in seven MS.

Identification of case studies

Identification of cases and case comparisons to be studied.

Workshop 4 of the legal team

Workshop 4 of the legal team in the MS, taking place in AT to discuss the legal foundations of economic and monetary integration in MS twenty-two to twenty-eight.

Open Research Data Pilot

Drafting of a data management plan and development of means of its implementation

Searching for OpenAIRE data...

Publications

Harmonizing national options and discretions in the EU banking regulation

Author(s): Zdenek Kudrna, Sonja Puntscher Riekmann
Published in: Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Issue 21/2, 2018, Page(s) 1-15, ISSN 1748-7870
DOI: 10.1080/17487870.2017.1400438

Keynes, Friedman, or Monnet? Explaining parliamentary voting behaviour on fiscal aid for euro area member states

Author(s): Hanno Degner, Dirk Leuffen
Published in: West European Politics, Issue 39/6, 2016, Page(s) 1139-1159, ISSN 0140-2382
DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2016.1184019

Analysing European Union decision-making during the Eurozone crisis with new data

Author(s): Fabio Wasserfallen, Dirk Leuffen, Zdenek Kudrna, Hanno Degner
Published in: European Union Politics, Issue 20/1, 2018, Page(s) 3-23, ISSN 1465-1165
DOI: 10.1177/1465116518814954

Explaining governmental preferences on Economic and Monetary Union Reform

Author(s): Silvana Târlea, Stefanie Bailer, Hanno Degner, Lisa M Dellmuth, Dirk Leuffen, Magnus Lundgren, Jonas Tallberg, Fabio Wasserfallen
Published in: European Union Politics, Issue 20/1, 2018, Page(s) 24-44, ISSN 1465-1165
DOI: 10.1177/1465116518814336

Power, ideas, and national preferences: Ireland and the FTT

Author(s): Niamh Hardiman, Saliha Metinsoy
Published in: Journal of European Public Policy, Issue 26/11, 2018, Page(s) 1-20, ISSN 1350-1763
DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2018.1539117

Political conflict in the reform of the Eurozone

Author(s): Thomas Lehner, Fabio Wasserfallen
Published in: European Union Politics, Issue 20/1, 2018, Page(s) 45-64, ISSN 1465-1165
DOI: 10.1177/1465116518814338

Bargaining success in the reform of the Eurozone

Author(s): Magnus Lundgren, Stefanie Bailer, Lisa M Dellmuth, Jonas Tallberg, Silvana Târlea
Published in: European Union Politics, Issue 20/1, 2018, Page(s) 65-88, ISSN 1465-1165
DOI: 10.1177/1465116518811073

Franco-German cooperation and the rescuing of the Eurozone

Author(s): Hanno Degner, Dirk Leuffen
Published in: European Union Politics, Issue 20/1, 2018, Page(s) 89-108, ISSN 1465-1165
DOI: 10.1177/1465116518811076

Crisis bargaining in the European Union: Formal rules or market pressure?

Author(s): Daniel Finke, Stefanie Bailer
Published in: European Union Politics, Issue 20/1, 2018, Page(s) 109-133, ISSN 1465-1165
DOI: 10.1177/1465116518814949

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Preference Formation in France During the Eurozone Crisis

Author(s): Clement Fontan, Sabine Saurugger
Published in: Political Studies Review, 2019, Page(s) 147892991986860, ISSN 1478-9299
DOI: 10.1177/1478929919868600

The judicialisation of EMU politics: Resistance to the EU's new economic governance mechanisms at the domestic level

Author(s): SABINE SAURUGGER, CLEMENT FONTAN
Published in: European Journal of Political Research, Issue 58/4, 2019, Page(s) 1066-1087, ISSN 0304-4130
DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12322

Southern Europe and the Eurozone Crisis Negotiations: Preference Formation and Contested Issues

Author(s): Leonardo Morlino, Cecilia Emma Sottilotta
Published in: South European Society and Politics, Issue 24/1, 2019, Page(s) 1-28, ISSN 1360-8746
DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2019.1603697

The Study of National Preference Formation in Times of the Euro Crisis and Beyond

Author(s): Hussein Kassim, Sabine Saurugger, Uwe Puetter
Published in: Political Studies Review, 2019, Page(s) 147892991987326, ISSN 1478-9299
DOI: 10.1177/1478929919873262

The European Stability Mechanism and Domestic Preference Formation During the Eurocrisis: The Role of Non-Governmental Actors

Author(s): Jakov Bojovic, Mario Munta, Uwe Puetter
Published in: Political Studies Review, 2019, Page(s) 147892991986866, ISSN 1478-9299
DOI: 10.1177/1478929919868663

Crises and Responsiveness: Analysing German Preference Formation during the Eurozone Crisis

Author(s): Hanno Degner, Dirk Leuffen
Published in: Political Studies Review, 2019, Page(s) 147892991986490, ISSN 1478-9299
DOI: 10.1177/1478929919864902