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(Re)theorising European Integration under Globalisation: A Political Economy Approach

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  • Mehmet Ugur

    (Department of Economics, University of Greenwich)

In the last two decades, the European Union has become wider and deeper. In addition, the number of regional integration arrangements has increased dramatically since early 1990s. Against these developments, the focus of regional and European integration studies has shifted away from the motives for and drivers of the integration process towards policy analysis or the comparative politics or regional blocs. This article attempts to bring the regional integration theory back in by proposing a political economy model that explains the dynamics of European integration, the reasons as to why governments agree to delegate authority to regional (EU) institutions, and the relationship between globalisation and integration.

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Article provided by European Political Economy Infrastructure Consortium in its journal European Political Economy Review.

Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
Issue (Month): Summer ()
Pages: 74-103

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Handle: RePEc:epe:journl:v:2:y:2004:i:summer:p:74-103
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