242 pages | 57 B/W Illus.
This book examines just what the European Union is, in the context of the ongoing structural transformation of the global system. The author develops an integrated approach to global transformations, drawing on geopolitics, political geography, international relations, economics, economic and political history, political economy and macro-sociology to discuss how this supra-state organisation, that shares and pools the sovereignty of some of the wealthiest states of the modern world, makes sense. The book:
Developing a deeper understanding of global social change and west European strategies of global advantage-maintenance and power-management, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics, International Politics, International Relations Theory and Globalization Studies.
"There are few books that can offer such broad historical and geographical scope in an attempt to understand the present-day European Union." - American Journal of Sociology, Volume 116, Number 2 (September 2010): 710
1. Global Economic Weight in the Longue Durée: Nemesis of West European Geopolitics 2. Segments to Regions: Structural Transformation of Global Governance 3. Geopolitics of Property Relations: State Socialism under Global Capitalism 4. Elasticity of Weight: The EU as a Geopolitical Animal