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The Political Economy of European Integration : Theory and Analysis - Eric Jones

The Political Economy of European Integration

Theory and Analysis

Hardcover Published: 7th January 2005
ISBN: 9780415340632
Number Of Pages: 223

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This book provides a balanced and accessible introduction to diverse political economy perspectives on different aspects of European integration, demonstrating both the importance and the potential of research in this area The volume includes three types of chapters: broad literature reviews, narrower applications of existing arguments, and new syntheses of competing claims. The authors also present a critical appraisal of how scholars in the EU and US use theory to understand European integration and examines issues such as citizens' attitudes; perceptions and preferences of actors; the role of non-state actors; principle-agent questions; and the role and the autonomy of European institutions. This empirically informed and methodologically rigorous volume will be of great interest to students and researcher in the fields of comparative political economy, EU studies, international political economy and international organisations. Maria Green Cowles, American University, USA Mary Farrell, United Nations University, Belgium Justin Greenwood, University of Aberdeen, UK Erik Jones, Johns Hopkin

List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
An American-European divide in European integration studies: bridging the gap with international political economy (IPE)p. 11
Non-state actors and false dichotomies: reviewing IR/IPE approaches to European integrationp. 25
The principal-agent approach and the study of the European Union: promise unfulfilled?p. 39
Idiosyncrasy and integration: suggestions from comparative political economyp. 54
Home alone: integration and influence in national contextsp. 71
The purpose of the European Union: framing European integrationp. 88
Agency, structure and European integration: critical political economy and the new regionalism in Europep. 108
The EU and inter-regional cooperation: in search of global presence?p. 128
Understanding new forms of European integration: a study in competing political economy explanationsp. 149
The political economy of European integration in a spatial modelp. 170
Bibliographyp. 191
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ISBN: 9780415340632
ISBN-10: 0415340632
Series: Routledge/Ripe Studies in Global Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 7th January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.9  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1