This book explores the links between European integration and globalisation, and examines the potential for social transformation in the context of the global economic crisis and the resulting EU reforms.
Divided into three parts, this book offers both empirical and theoretical analyses of social integration, supranationality and global competition. Drawing on Critical Political Economy research, Neo-Gramscian, Open Marxist, Regulationist and Post-structuralist scholars subject a wide range of European flagship policies in matters of competition, trade and security to critical scrutiny and relate them to global political economy dynamics. Contributors examine the ways in which current global economic turbulence has affected the European Union, its membership and its adjacent areas, and determine the potential for economic and political transformation in light of the global economic crisis and Europe's 2020 Strategy. In the emerging multi-polar world, in which the EU and the US are expected to share global policymaking with new powers, this book argues for a revised conceptualisation of European integration and its relationship with globalisation.
Globalisation and European Integration will be of interest to students, scholars and researchers of globalisation, political economy, international relations, and European Union politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"...the chapters dovetail nicely with those written by authors who have come to this topic more recently (Owen Parker, Hubert Buch-Hansen and Angela Wigger, Jan Drahokoupil and Martin Myant), or bring new aspects to the discussion (Werner Bonefeld, Bob Jessop, Andreas Bieler). Furthermore, the concluding chapter by Peter Nousios and Andreas Tsolakis does an excellent job in looking forward to the years ahead." - Ian Bruff, Loughborough University, in Capital & Class February 2013 vol. 37 no. 1
"This book provides a highly topical exploration of recent developments in the political economy of European integration. As an edited collection, the book is remarkable in that it has a consistent focus, and analyses are drawn from similar (although obviously not identical) perspectives throughout. [...] The book provides an excellent overview of these debates and arguments - providing rich empirical analysis, and insightful and nuanced theoretical elaboration and description - and will rightly become a major and lasting contribution to the field." - David J. Bailey, University of Birmingham, in Political Studies Review September 2013 vol. 11 issue. 3
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