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1st Edition

Europe, The State & Globalisation

ISBN 9780582472914
Published April 7, 2005 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

Europe, the State and Globalisation explores the interplay between the state and state sovereignty, nationalism, European integration and globalisation. It provides essential foundations in all these areas, while using stimulating arguments to prompt discussion and provoke interest in the relationships between these processes.

Throughout, Europe, the State and Globalisation addresses various issues of historical and theoretical importance, including the institutions of the European Union, integration theory, regional policy, multilevel governance and EU enlargement, International Relations theory, the nature and impact of globalisation, the challenges of transnational government and the changing nature of the state

The text is ideal for undergraduate courses in European Politics.

Table of Contents


Abbreviations and acronyms

Publisher's acknowledgements

Map of the book


  1. Europe: the origins of nationalism and the state experience
  2. The state, sovereignty and nationalism
  3. Nationalism in contemporary Europe
  4. The European Union and the state
  5. Integration theory and the state
  6. The EU and the regions: multilevel governance in an era of globalisation
  7. EU enlargement and the challenge to the state
  8. International Relations theory and the state
  9. Globalisation and the European Union in transition
  10. Globalisation and its consequences  
  11. Globalisation, the state and multinational corporations
  12. Multilateralism and the European Union as a global actor





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