Globalisation and Enlargement of the European Union: Austrian and Swedish Social Forces in the Struggle over Membership

1st Edition

Andreas Bieler

Routledge
Published May 18, 2000
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415213127 - CAT# RU19868
Series: Routledge Studies in Globalisation

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Summary

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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