Contradictions and Limits of Neoliberal European Governance

From Lisbon to Lisbon

  • Bastiaan van Apeldoorn
  • Jan Drahokoupil
  • Laura Horn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Towards a Critical Political Economy of European Governance

    1. Jan Drahokoupil, Bastiaan van Apeldoorn, Laura Horn
      Pages 1-17
  3. The Nature and Limits of the European Neoliberal Project

  4. Case Studies of European Socio-Economic Regulation

  5. The Widening of Neoliberal Governance: Transnational Capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe

  6. Contesting Neoliberal Governance: Resisting Restructuring in National and Transnational Arenas

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 250-297

About this book


An ambitious volume that sets out to analyse the nature, contradictions and limits of neoliberal governance in the EU. The analysis covers the changing geopolitical and geo-economic context, the Lisbon agenda and the contestation and mobilization against the European project, such as manifested in the national resistance against the constitution.


constitution desegregation economy Enlarged European Union Europe European constitution European Governance European Integration European Union European Union (EU) geopolitics Governance internationalization neoliberalism work

Editors and affiliations

  • Bastiaan van Apeldoorn
    • 1
  • Jan Drahokoupil
    • 2
  • Laura Horn
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universität MannheimGermany

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