Featured Review – Emerging Europe and the Great Recession

At Cambridge Scholars, we recognise that knowledge is not an end in itself, but a vehicle for transforming and inducing positive change in the world. Our authors strive to provide deeper understandings of various aspects of the Health, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences so that their work might have a positive impact beyond the academic sphere. This month, we are delighted to share a new review of a book that is already causing much debate in policy circles in the European Union.

Authored by Daniel Dăianu, Emerging Europe and the Great Recession analyses the ongoing crisis in the Eurozone from the perspective of someone who has been in the trenches at national and international levels and who has extensive policy and academic experience. The book has been reviewed in the latest issue of the Journal of Economics and Management by Daniel Palotai, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank in Hungary. The review is available open access here, and below is an excerpt of Palotai’s thoughts:


We are living in uncertain times. The world economy is transforming rapidly due to technological changes, the turning tide of globalization and shifts in geopolitical power. The financial crisis accelerated the transformation and drastically changed the global status quo in many ways. It is clear that the pre-crisis world cannot (and should not) be restored. The decline in resilience of economic systems may prevail, as the overcomplexity and interconnectedness of the world economy is increasing. […] As [Dăianu] has extensive policy and academic experience both at international and national level, his insights are a valuable contribution to the existing literature. He studies the global and European challenges from various angles and elaborates extensively on the outlook of European emerging economies in the changing global environment. The book comprises and revises important pieces of previous works of Dăianu.


Dăianu’s book is available until to purchase now directly from Cambridge Scholars. Please click here to see more, and to read a 30 page excerpt from the book including the table of contents.

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Is democracy doomed to lose its liberal core? New article by Daniel Dăianu

Daniel Dăianu, author of the recently published Emerging Europe and the Great Recession, has a new article in defence of liberalism and democracy at Eurozine. The book discusses and builds on some of the arguments made in his book. Please click here to read the article, and an indicative excerpt is below:

“There is evidence of mounting illiberal temptations in the industrialized world, in democratic societies. Are these temptations linked with temporary phenomena, in the ‘extraordinary times’ we are living through, or do they have deeper roots? An answer to this question begs an examination of trends in society and economy, of the emergence of new (unconventional) threats, and, not least, of failed public policies. The argument that ‘liberal democracy’ is on the wane is wrong to the extent that policies can be corrected, that citizens and elites alike do not lose trust in democratic values. It may also be true that, although democracy has a ‘liberal core’, it can also be driven by ‘illiberal’ components, and that the magnitude of the latter can vary. But for democracy to survive , its liberal core must be preserved.”


Daniel’s book is available now, and be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.

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Competing on Talent in Today’s Business World: A Blueprint for New Ways of Hiring now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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