Core-periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and Conflict in a Dualist Political Economy - Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies (Hardback)Jose M. Magone (editor), Brigid Laffan (editor), Christian Schweiger (editor)
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Successive Enlargements to the European Union membership have transformed it into an economically, politically and culturally heterogeneous body with distinct vulnerabilities in its multi-level governance.
This book analyses core-periphery relations to highlight the growing cleavage, and potential conflict, between the core and peripheral member-states of the Union in the face of the devastating consequences of Eurozone crisis. Taking a comparative and theoretical approach and using a variety of case studies, it examines how the crisis has both exacerbated tensions in centre-periphery relations within and outside the Eurozone, and how the European Union's economic and political status is declining globally.
This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of European Union studies, European integration, political economy, public policy, and comparative politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
"Is a core-periphery cleavage tearing the European Union apart? This timely book critically examines the transformation of political conflict in Europe in the wake of the Eurocrisis. Jose Magone, Brigid Laffan and Christian Schweiger have assembled a leading group of theoretical and empirical scholars to apply the core-periphery lens on the Eurocrisis. The collection provides a compelling explanation for the intensity of conflict, coalitional patterns, and declining policy effectiveness in the contemporary European Union. It shows how the Eurocrisis has exacerbated - rather than created - old core-periphery tensions, and how the EU institutions' inability to diffuse these tensions is hastening Europe's geopolitical decline. This path-breaking study will change our understanding of European governance. It is also a wake-up call for Europe's leaders." - Liesbet Hooghe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.