A Ruined Fortress?: Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation by Alan W. Cafruny,Magnus Ryner

By Alan W. Cafruny,Magnus Ryner

This hard ebook argues convincingly that examine on ecu integration has lagged at the back of vital theoretical advancements within the fields of diplomacy, overseas political economic climate, and foreign association. The members contend that winning theories of integration—despite their significant differences—all be afflicted by an over the top specialize in associations and concepts, whereas overlooking the ways that those associations and ideas have promoted a neoliberal time table over the past decade. to beat those weaknesses, this quantity attracts on one of many key strands of theoretical innovation—critical political economic system or transnational ancient materialism—to advance a extra complete and constant research of tactics of eu integration. even if now not claiming that states have ceded their position as "masters of the treaties," the individuals strengthen cutting edge case reports of nationwide and transnational techniques to demonstrate the salience of trans-European enterprise networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as crucial organizing options of the post-Maastricht eu project.

Contributions by: Baastian van Apeldoorn, Hans-Jürgen Bieling, Alan W. Cafruny, Ben Clift, Stephen Gill, Colin Hay, Otto Holman, Henk Overbeek, Kees van der Pijl, Magnus Ryner, Thorsten Schulten, Giles Scott-Smith, Leila Simona Talani, and Matthew Watson.

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