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dr. Nicolas Jabko

dr. Nicolas Jabko

Senior Research fellow on political economy at Sciences PO
Languages : English, French, Spanish

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  • Political economy of reforms and economic policy
  • Democracy and accountability in advanced capitalist societies
  • Institutions, construction of the market and change
  • The politics of the global economy
  • Which Europe in a globalized world

Dr. Nicolas Jabko is a Senior Research fellow at Sciences Po. He currently holds a dual appointment as associate professor at Johns Hopkins University and at Sciences Po.

His research concentrates on the political economy of the European Union and his research is a part of the CERI Transversal Project 'Economic Reform and Regulation'. At Sciences Po he gives the courses 'Political economy: an intellectual biography', 'The politics of the global economy' and 'Which Europe in a globalized

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Dr. Nicolas Jabko is a Senior Research fellow at Sciences Po. He currently holds a dual appointment as associate professor at Johns Hopkins University and at Sciences Po.

His research concentrates on the political economy of the European Union and his research is a part of the CERI Transversal Project 'Economic Reform and Regulation'. At Sciences Po he gives the courses 'Political economy: an intellectual biography', 'The politics of the global economy' and 'Which Europe in a globalized world'. His research interests are: Political economy of reforms and economic policy; democracy and accountability in advanced capitalist societies; and, Institutions, construction of the market and change. Dr. Nicolas Jabko received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and is alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Since 2002 he is a affiliated professor at HEC Paris and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna Center). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Princeton University's Center of International Studies, the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE).

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Playing the Market

Title:
 
Playing the Market
Subtitle:
 
A Political Strategy for Uniting Europe, 1985-2005
Author:
 
Nicolas Jabko
Publisher:
 
Cornell University Press
Book:
 
Hardcover, 296 pages
ISBN:
 
978-08-014-4463-0
     

In the 1980s and 1990s, Nicolas Jabko suggests, the character of European integration altered radically, from slow growth to what he terms a "quiet revolution." In this book he traces the political strategy that underlay the move from the Single Market of 1986 through the official creation of the European Union in 1992 to the coming of the euro in 1999. The official, shared language of the political forces behind this revolution was that of market reforms—yet, as Jabko notes, this was a very strange "market" revolution, one that saw the building of massive new public institutions designed to regulate economic activity, such as the Economic and Monetary Union, and deeper liberalization in economic areas unaffected by external pressure than in truly internationalized sectors of the European economy.

What held together this remarkably diverse reform movement? Precisely because "the market" wasn't a single standard, the agenda of market reforms gained the support of a vast and heterogenous coalition. The "market" was in fact a broad palette of ideas to which different actors could appeal under different circumstances. It variously stood for a constraint on government regulations, a norm by which economic activities were (or should be) governed, a space for the active pursuit of economic growth, an excuse to discipline government policies, and a beacon for new public powers and rule-making. In chapters on financial reform, the provision of collective services, regional development and social policy, and economic and monetary union, Jabko traces how a coalition of strange bedfellows mobilized a variety of market ideas to integrate Europe.

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The State of the European Union

Title:
 
The State of the European Union
Subtitle:
 
Volume 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective
Editors:
 
Nicolas Jabko and Nicolas Jabko
Publisher:
 
Oxford University Press
Book:
 
Paperback, 488 pages
ISBN:
 
978-01-992-8396-5

Twenty-first-century Europeans are suddenly confronting new choices about their place in the world. The most immediate challenges reflect tensions in the transatlantic partnership — long the keystone of European worldviews. In the Iraqi conflict President Bush posed a blunt general question to the world: "Are you with us or against us?", and much of Europe chose the latter. More than at any time since 1945, Europeans are uncertain about the future of transatlantic cooperation.

Internal European developments combine with this external shift to create the impression of a continental turning point. The fifty-year project of the European Union is entering a new phase. The Single Market program and monetary union realized the most ambitious visions of the EU's founding fathers. Most thinking about further integration is exceedingly vague. Simultaneous EU enlargement to the east (and beyond to Turkey) may create opportunities to reopen the Union's basic bargains.

This book proposes to help students and scholars understand the many trends of change that have brought Europe to these crossroads. Its approach is novel in two ways. First, most similar scholarship either seeks a single grand theory of European change or implies that European politics is too complex to map change broadly. This book takes a middle-ground position, positing several distinct mechanisms of change and tracing them across policies and institutional settings. Second, it uses the United States as a reference point to chart European change. The aim is not comparative — the focus remains on Europe — but the volume maps out EU trends against American policy positions and institutional patterns, thus providing a useful comparative anchor for complex patterns.

This is the seventh volume in the biennial series State of the European Union , launched in 1991, and produced under the auspices of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA).