Health, Social Policy and Economic Governance in the
European Union since 2010
Thursday, March 6, 2014 – 12.30 – 2.00pm
Room 303, Student Union Building, Dalhousie Universit, 6136 University Avenue
Scott Greer, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health
This talk argues that the major change in the politics and power relations of the EU is the expansion of the sophistication and force of economic governance: the simultaneous deepening of European surveillance over member states' fiscal and economic standing and increase in coercive policies to enforce EU fiscal priorities. The result is to shift power within the EU: towards finance ministries, austerity policies, liberals, and the Commission; and away from line ministries, Keynesians, and member states that had been making policy without much regard to EU economic guidelines.