Part I. The New Institutional Balance and Democracy
1. Democratic Principles and the Economic Branch of the European Monetary Union
2. The Democratic Foundations of the EMU: The European Parliament and the National Parliaments Between Cooperation and Rivalry
3. From Subordinated to Prominent: The Role of the European Commission in EMU. Reflections on Euro Area Democracy
4. More or Less Intergovernmental Cooperation Within the New EMU?
5. The Economic Dialogue: An Effective Accountability Mechanism?
6. The Euro-Crisis, EMU and the Perils of Centralisation
7. Institutional Balance, Democracy and Agenda Setting in the European Union
8. Fiscal Councils: Threat or Opportunity for Democracy in the Post-Crisis Economic and Monetary Union?
Cristina Fasone, Diane Fromage
9. Does the Eurozone Need Its Own Parliament? Legal Necessity and Feasibility of a Eurozone Parliamentary Scrutiny
10. Respecting the Democratic Principle in ESM Activities Related to the Context of the Economic and Financial Crisis
Part II. The European Central Bank and Democracy
11. How the ECB Reinterpreted Its Mandate During the Euro-Crisis (and Why It Was Right in Doing So)
12. Criteria for Determining the Legality of the ECB’s Unconventional Measures
13. The European Central Bank (ECB) and European Democracy: A Technocratic Institution to Rule All European States?
Part III. The EMU and the Banking System
14. Financial Challenges to Solidarity: Building the European Banking Union in Times of Crisis
15. The Quest for Financial Stability and Democracy in the Banking Union: Promoting Institutional Transformation and Regulatory Evolution Through Unconventional Means
16. Negative Democratic Externalities in the European Banking System
17. The Single Resolution Mechanism and the Single Resolution Fund: Substantive Issues and the Contradictory Democratic Deficit
Part IV. EMU as a Field of Dialogue or Conflict Between National and European Courts?
18. The EMU in the ECJ: A New Dimension of Dispute Resolution in the Process of European Integration
19. The Role of the ECJ Beyond EU Law
Lorenzo Federico Pace
Part V. Concluding Remarks
21. Economic and Monetary Policies as Essential Elements of the EU Constitutional Debate
Lucia Serena Rossi