Elliot Y. Neaman

Elliot Y. NeamanElliot Y. Neaman is Professor of History at the University of San Francisco, with a specialty in late modern European thought. He is the author of A Dubious Past; Ernst Jünger and the Politics of Literature (University of California Press, 1999) and is currently working on a book on the German Left and the Cold War in the 1960s and 1970s. He has also published widely on global history and politics with special emphasis on economic and foreign policy questions. He can be reached at neamane@usfca.edu.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Exploding Debt Syndrome: The Politics of the Greek Debt Crisis

The economic roots of the Eurozone’s sovereign debt crisis are fairly well understood by scholars and analysts, but the political forces behind the crisis less so, despite the fact that the Eurozone predicament derives fundamentally from an intersection of mostly political factors, which led to the recent breakdown in European Union relations between northern and southern states. This paper fills in many of the gaps, by examining both the historical and the political forces behind the current Eurozone debt crisis with reference to Greece’s continuing debt problems.

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

In October 2012, the Norwegian Nobel Committee honoured the EU with the 2012 peace prize for creating a peaceful and stable Europe after the destructive wars and economic crises of the twentieth century. However, it would have been more appropriate to bestow the prize on the ‘Troika’: the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with special acknowledgement to ‘Super’ Mario Draghi, the president of the ECB who has done more than anyone to ease the Eurozone’s ongoing and existential economic crisis and keep the union still intact.

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