By Alan W. Cafruny
Arguing convincingly that mainstream thought lacks the instruments to competently clarify eu integration, this hard publication attracts upon severe political fiscal idea to increase a extra finished and constant research of the techniques of integration. even if no longer claiming that states have ceded their position as _masters of the treaties,_ the members increase cutting edge case stories of nationwide and transnational tactics to demonstrate the salience of trans-European enterprise networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as primary organizing recommendations of the post-Maastricht ecu venture.
Read Online or Download A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe PDF
Best comparative politics books
Heroic Defeats is a comparative research of ways unions and companies engage while fiscal conditions require monstrous task loss. utilizing easy video game thought to generate testable propositions approximately whilst those occasions will bring about commercial clash, Professor Golden illustrates the speculation in quite a number occasions among 1950 and 1985 in Japan, Italy, and Britain.
Presents a brand new standpoint at the carrying on with debate approximately how liberalism might be outlined and what it potential incountries with a longtime parliamentary method, really within the democricies of imperative and japanese Europe.
This learn makes an attempt to appreciate the advanced transition from so-called "Old correct" to "New correct" or "New Labour," and locates a number of the roots of the latter within the complexity, tensions, and fragmentation of the previous through the "lean" years of social democracy within the Seventies. The research addresses either the fast- and long term implications of the rising ideological, organizational, and political complexity and divisions of the parliamentary Labour correct and Labour revisionism, formerly hid in the loosely adhesive post-war framework of Keynesian reformist social democracy.
Starts off through introducing the origins and historic improvement of the eu neighborhood after which progresses to supply an research of the powers, impression and functioning of its crucial associations and political actors in addition to analysing its coverage pursuits and approaches.
- Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century: Colonial Legacies, Post-Colonial Trajectories (Politics in Asia), 1st Edition
- Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America
- Revolutionary States, Leaders, and Foreign Relations: A Comparative Study of China, Cuba, and Iran
- From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays (New Forum Books)
- Politics in China: An Introduction, Second Edition
- Comparative Politics: Principles of Democracy and Democratization (POPS - Principles of Political Science)
Additional resources for A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe
Theories of European Integration: A Critique 19 gie, Kratochwil, Onuf, and Wendt in international relations theory, on the other hand, rightly engages the contingent, subjective, and social nature of identity formation. Therefore, it does represent a fundamental break with the transhistorical a priori utilitarian individualism of mainstream integration theory. ’ Because this dualism has diverted the attention of liberal constructivism from the manner in which the economy is socially constructed, in practice liberal economics has remained uncritically accepted.
Rather, these organizational superstructures are contingent outcomes that depend on concrete processes of struggle, contention, compromise, and osmosis of social forces. Fundamentally, in these processes the content of attendant knowledge-and ideological discourses-are formed and hence give direction, coherence, rationale, and legitimacy to the historic bloc or commodification-socialization configuration. It is against this backdrop that the works of this book understand the re-launch of European integration in the 1980s and the 1990s with reference to a shift from an international configuration of historic blocs based on Fordism, Keynesianism, and “embedded” or “corporate” liberalism to a transnational neoliberalism.
This essential Gramscian dimension allows us to further elaborate on the aforementioned dialectic of commodification and socialization. Socialization does not emerge as an automatic functional response to social disintegration engendered by commodification. Rather, these organizational superstructures are contingent outcomes that depend on concrete processes of struggle, contention, compromise, and osmosis of social forces. Fundamentally, in these processes the content of attendant knowledge-and ideological discourses-are formed and hence give direction, coherence, rationale, and legitimacy to the historic bloc or commodification-socialization configuration.