What Makes The Eu Viable?: European Integration in the Light of the Antebellum US Experience

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byAndrew Glencross

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Drawing on international relations theory, law and historical analysis, this book compares European integration with the antebellum USA to assess what makes the EU viable despite contestation over the rules of the game of integration. It reveals that changing the system of representation is no shortcut solution for the EU's constitutional woes.

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Drawing on international relations theory, law and historical analysis, this book compares European integration with the antebellum USA to assess what makes the EU viable despite contestation over the rules of the game of integration. It reveals that changing the system of representation is no shortcut solution for the EU's constitutio...

ANDREW GLENCROSS is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His research focuses on European integration, especially the problem of negotiating state sovereignty and configuring political representation in the EU as compared with the United States.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.63 × 5.61 × 0.76 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224504

ISBN - 13:9780230224506

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction: Questioning What Makes the EU Viable *  The Problem of Viability in a Compound Polity * Developing an Analogical Comparison between the EU and the Antebellum US Republic * Comparing how the Rules of the Game are Contested *  The Struggle to Maintain a Compound System: Creating and Contesting the Rules of the Game in European Integration * Contrasting and Explaining the Viability of Two Compound Systems *  The Future Evolution of the EU Compound Polity: The Obstacles to Voluntary Centralization * Conclusion: Implications for EU Studies and the Debate over the Future of Integration * Notes *  Bibliography
* Index

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'An outstanding contribution to the study of international politics. Firmly grounded in a mastery of several substantial literatures, this treatment of both the US and EU cases is distinguished by its historical and theoretical sophistication and breaks important new ground in its sophisticated comparative treatment of these cases.' - Daniel Deudney, Associate Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA