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European Integration: Global Strategy for Waning Powers

Böröcz, József (2011) European Integration: Global Strategy for Waning Powers. Perspectives on Europe, 41 (1). pp. 35-39.

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    This brief argument summarizes an alternative to the mainstream literature along two lines of critiques: - the first two decades of scholarship on the post-state-socialist transformation by and large ignored the astounding power of EU-based corporate capital on the transformation; - writing on the EU sidestepped the historical social sciences of global power and competition. This paper argues that the EU can be meaningfully regarded as a collective response by west European capital, states and, to a lesser extent, also citizenries, to the global challenges posed to them by global geopolitical competition. "Eastern Enlargement" has been a very fruitful, but ultimately limited, remedy to such concerns.

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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: dependency, world-systems, global analysis, historical sociology, comparative-historical sociology, geopolitical analysis, size-making
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: József Böröcz
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 11:58
    Number of Pages: 5
    Page Range: pp. 35-39
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 11:58

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