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What Makes the EU Viable?

European Integration in the Light of the Antebellum US Experience

Authors: Glencross, A.

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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.

About the authors

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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'A highly original, well-written and conceptualized book that makes an important contribution to ongoing debates in both EU studies and IR. The analysis provides a well articulated, critical vantage point for the assessment of the viability of the European integration process and will also be read with great interest and profit by all those interested in the reasons for the failure of the original US design.' - Friedrich Kratochwil, Professor of International Relations, European University Institute, Italy

'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, The Johns Hopkins University, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Questioning What Makes the EU Viable

    Glencross, Andrew

    Pages 1-6

  • The Problem of Viability in a Compound Polity

    Glencross, Andrew

    Pages 7-31

  • Developing an Analogical Comparison between the EU and the Antebellum US Republic

    Glencross, Andrew

    Pages 32-52

  • Comparing How the Rules of the Game are Contested

    Glencross, Andrew

    Pages 53-73

  • The Struggle to Maintain a Compound System: Creating and Contesting the Rules of the Game in European Integration

    Glencross, Andrew

    Pages 74-112

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Makes the EU Viable?
Book Subtitle
European Integration in the Light of the Antebellum US Experience
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24089-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230240896
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22450-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 232
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