Europeanisation of the Left: cooperation or competition?

Holmes, Michael and Lightfoot, Simon (2012) Europeanisation of the Left: cooperation or competition? In: European regionalism and the Left. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719085734

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Abstract

Written against a background of global economic and political turmoil, including crisis and uncertainty surrounding the European Union, European Regionalism and the Left offers new critical insights into a range of fundamental problems facing the project of European integration. Issues covered include: the limits and possibilities of European Monetary Union; the impact of European regionalism on the political organisations of the European left; European regionalism and the crisis of social democracy; Russia and the limits to EU regionalism; and the contradictions of Eurocentric politics in an age of globalisation. The book brings together contributions from international scholars drawing on a rich diversity of critical approaches to international political economy, European integration studies, European politics and social theory. Unlike many earlier critical studies of this subject, European Regionalism and the Left consciously eschews any specific radical theoretical narrative or research programme in favour of an open-ended critical engagement with the political economy of contemporary Europe. As such it attempts to open up left analyses of Europe to broader traditions of critical inquiry.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2015 08:08
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/314

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