Spokesman Books | Europe


A question mark hangs over Europe. How did the current situation come to pass? Could things have been different? Can we change course?

The books in this section address the question of Europe - economic, social and political.

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Beyond Austerity</span>Beyond Austerity
By Stuart Holland

Beyond Austerity argues that the European Union already has the means to finance the equivalent of the Roosevelt New Deal, which saved the US from Depression in the 1930s, without needing either fiscal federalism or 'ever closer union'. This is highly relevant to the referendum on British membership of the EU. How can Europe's economic recovery be accomplished? The European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund can issue Eurobonds that do not count on the debt of EU member states, nor need national guarantees, nor require fiscal transfers between Germany and Greece or any other countries. Heads of state and government in the European Council have the right to define 'general economic policies' that the European Central Bank is obliged to support. The European Commission has displaced this important capacity, although the structure for European recovery was carefully assembled by Jacques Delors, its former President, in conjunction with the author during the 1990s. Who will make the first move beyond austerity and start to put Europe back to work?

Contents: Introduction; Chapter One: Democracy in Question; Chapter Two: Learning Up from the New Deal; Chapter Three: The Case for a Social Europe; Chapter Four: The Feasibility of a European New Deal; Chapter Five: Beyond a German Europe; Chapter Six: Regaining the Case; Annex: A Modest Proposal for Resolving the Eurozone Crisis; Glossary; Biographical Note; Endorsements of Europe in Question

Price: 8.95

ISBN: 978 0 85124 8547
156 pages | Paperback


<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Europe in Question: - Paperback</span>Europe in Question: - Paperback
and what to do about it
By Stuart Holland

Europe in Question is by an author who was the architect in the 70s of Labour's economic programmes, then a Labour member of parliament, and has been an adviser since the 1960s to European heads of state and government as well as to the ETUC, the European Parliament and the EU Social Partners Economic and Social Committee.

Nirupam Sen - Feb 2016

Nuno Martins on 20 July 2015, Amazon

Price: 15.00

ISBN: 978 0 85124 840 0
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Another Europe is Possible</span>Another Europe is Possible
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Edited by Tony Simpson

Tony Simpson - Editorial
Stuart Holland - Beyond Austerity: Democratising Europe
DiEM25 Manifesto
Sergey Lavrov - Peaceful Means
Gregory Woods - Sergey Eisenstein
Anthony Lane - Einstein and Homintern
Abigail Parry - Good Morning, Captain
Alastair Crooke - Silver Bullets
Richard Falk, David Krieger and Robert Laney - Political Responsibility
Margaretta D’Arcy - Ireland's Guantanamo Granny
Michael Mears - A Pacifist Not at War
Tony Simpson - Violence of the 'lambs'
Phil Johnstone and Andy Stirling - Submerged Politics


Price: 6.00

106 pages | A5 size
ISBN: 978 0 85124 8578


<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Out of Crisis</span>Out of Crisis
A Project for European Recovery
Edited by Stuart Holland

The world today is gripped in a slump syndrome. So-called recession has developed into major economic and social crisis. This report promotes an international strategy to transform the crisis.

Backing declarations by Left heads of Governments and Party leaders and developing the seminal debate in New Socialist by Stuart Holland, Francis Cripps and other, the report combines the arguments of politival economists, politicians and trade unionists from over a dozen countries, and challenges monetarism with a new model of development for the West European economies. Focusing on strategic aims - to reflate, restructure, and redistribute resources - it also shows the convergence between policies of the main parties of the European Left on public spending, planning and economic democracy.

First published in 1983.

Price: 6.95

200 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 354 2


<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The European Imperative</span>The European Imperative
by Stuart Holland

1992 was supposed to be the greatest year in the history of the European Community since the signature of the Rome Treaty in 1957. In fact, the result of the first Danish referendum, the strains on the exchange rate mechanism of the EMS, and deepening recession threw it into the biggest crisis since President de Gaulle pulled France out of the Council of Ministers in 1965.

In this report to the EC Commission, Stuart Holland argues that reinforcing the European project is imperative for economic and social progress in its member states. National sovereignty has been eroded by mulitnational capital, finance and trade. Member states need to act jointly through the Community to achieve objectives such as full employment, rights at work and welfare.

Price: 14.95

266 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 557 7


<span style='font-size: 14px;'>European Unity</span>European Unity
A New Perspective
by Tony Benn

Price: 2.00

16 pages | Spokesman Pamphlet 75
ISBN: 978 085124 3269


European Labour Forum

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Social Charter and the</span>The Social Charter and the
Single European Market
By John Hughes

The debate about the Social Charter and Action Programme embodies two interlinked dimensions of social and political concern following from developments and changes being set in motion in the course of constructing a single market for the European Community.

In this luminous text, John Hughes shows how the need of equity require a rapid evolution of new norms of social and political practice.

Price: 6.99

78 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 524 9
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Europe: an Ever Closer Union</span>Europe: an Ever Closer Union
By David Martin

The desire that the European Community develop into a European Union was expressed at the Community's foundation in 1952. Writing with the authority of the European Parliament's main rapporteur on political union, David Martin explains the Parliament's strategy for achieving such a Union, whilst offering crucial insights into the work of the intergovernmental conferences on Economics and Monetary Union and on Political Union.

Price: 8.99

102 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 538 6
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Europe <em>Can </em>Afford to Work</span>Europe Can Afford to Work
By Francis Cripps & Terry Ward

The European Community in the 1990s faced severe problems of low growth, inadequate employment creation, and high and rising unemployment, without the policy means of addressing these problems effectively.

It must be emphasised that sustaining adequate rates growth and job creation, improving environmental infrastructure, and achieving social goals are primary objectives of policy, rather than residual aims only to be tackled once financial stability and low inflation have been secured.

Price: 5.99

64 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 550 8
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>A European Recovery Programme</span>A European Recovery Programme
Edited by Ken Coates & Michael Barratt Brown

Contributors include: Francis Cripps, Jacques Delors, Wynne Godley, Stuart Holland, John Hughes, Allan Larsson, Sir Donald MacDougall, Andrew Marvell, Regan Scott, Peter Townsend and Terry Ward

This book proposes a detailed framework for a recovery programme and seeks to prove that mass unemployment is not at all inevitable and can be overcome.

Price: 9.99

138 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 549 2
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Evolution of a European</span>The Evolution of a European
Socialism, Science and Europe
By Glyn Ford

The Evolution of a European reflects the development of Glyn Ford's ideas, highlighting the common themes that have run through his work. Crucial questions are addressed in this book, which will appeal not only to those interested in politics, but also to those who identify the close relationship between science and technology, investment, and successful, modern industrial society.

The author develops his arguments by using examples that reflect his vision, knowledge, and experience in the ares about which he writes.

Price: 12.99

268 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 561 4
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Right to Work</span>The Right to Work
The Loss of our First Freedom
Edited by Ken Coates
with chapters by: Michael Barratt Brown,
John Hughes and John Wells

A whole generation has been born, completed its schooling, and entered an increasingly hostile labour market, without ever knowing any relief from mass unemployment. In Britain, calamitous levels of unemployment amongst young people are shadowed by poverty, rising crime, and growing fear of crime.

In this book John Wells has shown how far the British unemployment statistics are polluted, and his testimony has not been effectively challenged. His evidence is reinforced by that of John Hughes, who has shown a similar level of pollution of the employment statistics.

Price: 6.99

122 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 578 2
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Full Employment <em>for </em>Europe</span>Full Employment for Europe
By Ken Coates & Stuart Holland

Full employment is off the agenda, out of fashion, and out of sight - except in some of the institutions of Europe. Why?

For one thing, the national economies of Keynes' time now co-exist with the companies which are multinational. Currencies are subject to ferocious foreign exchange speculation, and all govenrments have come to sacrifice full employment on the altar of current stability.

Price: 9.99

188 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 580 5
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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Dear Commissioner</span>Dear Commissioner
An Exchange of Letters
between Ken Coates
with Stuart Holland and Michael Barratt Brown

and President Jacques Santer and Commissioners Yves-Thibault de Silguy and Martin Bangemann

Eighteen million people remain officially unemployed in the European Union. At least fifty million live in poverty. The real numbers out of work are higher than this, and are increasing. As this correspondence reveals, the European Commission has been aware of these problems.

Price: 9.99

144 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 591 1
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