A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe

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Alan W. Cafruny, Magnus Ryner
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - 325 páginas
This challenging book argues convincingly that research on European integration has lagged behind important theoretical developments in the fields of international relations, international political economy, and international organization. The contributors contend that prevailing theories of integration--despite their considerable differences--all suffer from an excessive focus on institutions and ideas, while overlooking the ways in which these institutions and ideas have promoted a neoliberal agenda during the last decade. To overcome these weaknesses, this volume draws on one of the key strands of theoretical innovation--critical political economy or transnational historical materialism--to develop a more comprehensive and consistent analysis of processes of European integration. Although not claiming that states have ceded their role as "masters of the treaties," the contributors develop innovative case studies of national and transnational processes to illustrate the salience of trans-European business networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as central organizing concepts of the post-Maastricht European project. Contributions by: Baastian van Apeldoorn, Hans-Jürgen Bieling, Alan W. Cafruny, Ben Clift, Stephen Gill, Colin Hay, Otto Holman, Henk Overbeek, Kees van der Pijl, Magnus Ryner, Thorsten Schulten, Giles Scott-Smith, Leila Simona Talani, and Matthew Watson.
 

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The Study of European Integration in the Neoliberal Era
1
THE EUROPEAN UNION AND NEOLIBERAL HEGEMONY
15
Theories of European Integration A Critique
17
A NeoGramscian Approach to European Integration
47
Structure and Process in Transnational European Business
71
The Geopolitics of US Hegemony in Europe From the Breakup of Yugoslavia to the War in Iraq
95
NEOLIBERAL HEGEMONY AND THE STATE
121
The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Commitments Italy the United Kingdom and the Process of European Monetary Integration
123
The Changing Political Economy of France Dirigisme under Duress
173
Disciplinary Neoliberalism Regionalization and the Social Market in German Restructuring
201
THE EUROPEAN UNION BEYOND NEOLIBERALISM?
229
Competitive Restructuring and Industrial Relations within the European Union Corporatist Involvement and Beyond
231
Cultural Policy and Citizenship in the European Union An Answer to the Legitimation Problem?
261
Europe the United States and Neoliberal DisOrder Is There a Coming Crisis of the Euro?
285
Index
307
About the Contributors
323

Diminishing Expectations The Strategic Discourse of Globalization in the Political Economy of New Labour
147

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\Alan W. Cafruny is Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs at Hamilton College. Magnus Ryner is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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