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The Core-Periphery Divide in the European Union

A Dependency Perspective

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Rudy Weissenbacher
    Pages 1-13
  3. Rudy Weissenbacher
    Pages 113-140
  4. Rudy Weissenbacher
    Pages 229-273
  5. Rudy Weissenbacher
    Pages 275-320
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-369

About this book

Introduction

This book revisits the forgotten history of the 'European Dependency School' in the 1970s and 1980s, explores core-periphery relations in the European integration process and the crises of contemporary European Union from a dependency perspective, and draws lessons for alternative development paths.

Was disintegration of the European Union foretold? With the benefit of hindsight, the critical analysis of the European integration process by researchers from the 'European Dependency School' is most timely.  The current framework of the European Union seems to be haunted by issues that had been very familiar to the researchers of the 'European Dependency School', such as a lack of a common and balanced industrial policy. How do the situations compare? What lessons can be learnt for alternative development policies in contemporary Europe?

Weissenbacher tackles these issues, which are of relevance to all interested in political economy, political science, development studies and regional development.

Rudy Weissenbacher is a researcher at the Institute for International Economics and Development, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria.

Keywords

Keynesian Economic Policy European Integration European Union Core and Periphery Competition Socio-Spatial Development Transnational Capitalism Dependency Capitalism Self-Reliance Economic Space Dependent Industrialization Financialized Capitalism Terminal Crisis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for International Economics and Development, Department of EconomicsWU Vienna University of Economics and BusinessViennaAustria

About the authors

Rudy Weissenbacher is a researcher at the Institute for International Economics and Development, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria.

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