This book presents an analysis of the transnational social forces in the making of a new European socio-economic order that emerged out of the European integration process during the 1980s and 1990s. Arguing that the political economy of European integration must be put within the context of a changing global capitalism, Van Apeldoorn examines how European change is linked to global change and how transnational actors mediate these changes.
Table of Contents
1. Theoretical Perspective: Social Forces and the Struggle Over European Order
2. Global Restructuring, Transnational Capitalism and Rival Projects for European Order
3. The European Roundtable: an Elite Forum of Europe's Emergent Transnational Capitalist Class
4. The Roundtable's Changing Strategic Project and the Transnational Struggle over European Order
5. Transnational Class Agency, the Rise of 'Embedded Neo-Liberalism' and the Evolving European Order References
'An extremely useful intellectual tool for those who try to find answers about the tendencies presently operating in Europe.'
Lucia Diaz Marroquin, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2004