Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States by Michelle EganSingle Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States by Michelle Egan

Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States

byMichelle Egan

Hardcover | January 22, 2015

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This ambitious volume provides a trenchant and timely analysis of the creation of a single market in both the EU and the US. Comparing the experience of the US during the nineteenth century and the single market of the EU in the twentieth century, the book demonstrates how the politicaleconomy of single market formation has followed remarkably similar trajectories. Both cases show evidence of interplay between different levels of government in determining distributive outcomes; evolution of a legal framework for the market; and development of new regulatory strategies to deal withchanging economic realities. The book illustrates the process of market consolidation through a detailed comparison of the so-called four freedoms: the removal of border controls; and the largely unrestricted transfer of goods, services, and capital across different jurisdictions. In both cases,establishing one market, one currency, and a more unified banking and financial system transformed largely autonomous or sovereign constituent units into a more unified economic entity. Single Markets also sheds light on critically important questions for both comparativists and international relations scholars regarding the nature of territorial governance and the construction of state interests. The book's interdisciplinary approach to focusing on crucial political and economicdevelopments on both sides of the Atlantic will be of interest to scholars in political science, public policy, law, and history.
Michelle Egan is an Associate Professor in the School of International Service at the American University.
Title:Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United StatesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:January 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199280509

ISBN - 13:9780199280506

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Foundational Politics2. Political Construction of the National Market: the US Case3. Political Construction of the Regional Market: the EU Case4. Free Movement of Goods5. Free Movement of Capital6. Free Movement of Services7. Free Movement of LabourConclusion