Social Forces in the Making of the New Europe

The Restructuring of European Social Relations in the Global Political Economy

  • Andreas Bieler
  • Adam David Morton

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theoretical Concepts and Methodological Issues

  3. Transnational Capital and the Neo-Liberal Restructuring of European Social Relations of Production

  4. European Trade Unions and the Problems of Neo-Liberal Integration

  5. European Integration and the Expansion of Neo-Liberalism beyond the EU

  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Andreas Bieler, Adam David Morton
      Pages 207-217
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 218-243

About this book


The main argument of this book is that the revival of European integration in the mid-1980s and the emergence of a "New Europe" have to be analyzed against the background of globalization and the transnational restructuing of social forces since the early 1970s.


economy Europe European constitution European Integration European Union European Union (EU) globalization management mobility political economy restructuring trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Bieler
    • 1
  • Adam David Morton
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of International PoliticsThe University of WalesAberystwythUK

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