Articles by Amandine Crespy

March 18, 2021

What explains Germany’s conversion to common European Union debt?

Amandine Crespy
In 2020 Germany promoted a bold European response to the corona crisis, involving common EU debt. This contrasts starkly with its position a decade before, when it favoured austerity over fiscal stimulus and debt pooling. Lucas Schramm and Amandine Crespy argue that the specific nature of the corona crisis reconfigured Germany’s national interests in Europe
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Amandine Crespy
Associate Professor of Political Science & European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Amandine is affiliated with ULB's Cevipol and the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE). She is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges).

Her research deals with socio-economic governance and policies in the European Union (welfare services marketisation, social policy, fiscal governance) with a focus on the role of ideas, discourse and conflict.

Besides publications in numerous highly profiled international journals

Co-editored volumes

Social Policy and the Eurocrisis (2015, Palgrave)

Governance and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union (2020, Cambridge University Press)


Welfare Markets in Europe: The democratic challenge of European Integration (Palgrave, 2016)

L’Europe sociale: Acteurs, politiques, débats (2019, Presses de l’Université de Bruxelles)

The European Social Question: Tackling Key Controversies (Agenda, 2021)

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