Globalisation and Enlargement of the European Union

Austrian and Swedish Social Forces in the Struggle over Membership

By Andreas Bieler

© 2004 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415213127
pub: 2000-05-17
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About the Book

On January 1 1995, Austria and Sweden joined the European Union (EU). This book examines why these two countries joined at such a moment and studies their accession against the structural background of globalization.

In this cutting-edge analysis, Andreas Bieler argues that conventional neo-functionalist and intergovernmentalist theories fail to explain such structural change as they take existing power structures as given. Therefore, he develops a neo-Gramscian perspective as an alternative approach to European integration.

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Routledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation

What is globalisation and does it matter? How can we measure it? What are its policy implications? The Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick is an international site for the study of key questions such as these in the theory and practice of globalisation and regionalisation. Its agenda is avowedly interdisciplinary. The work of the Centre will be showcased in this new series.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory