9780415213127

Globalisation and Enlargement of the European Union: Austrian and Swedish Social Forces in the Struggle over Membership

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    9780415213127

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    0415213126

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-10
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

On January 1 1995, Austria and Sweden joined the European Union (EU). This book analyzes why these two countries joined at such a moment when in fact the EU's development towards neo-liberal economic policy - embodied in the Internal Market and covergence criteria of the Economic and Monetary Union - endangered the traditional Keynesian economic policy making, and at a time when the steps towards a Common Foreign and Security Policy threatened their neutrality.

Table of Contents

List of tables
vii
Foreword viii
Acknowledgements x
List of abbreviations
xi
Introduction: theories of integration and Austria's and Sweden's accession to the European Union - a critique and alternative
1(17)
Introduction
1(2)
Some limitations of integration theories
3(5)
A neo-Gramscian alternative
8(10)
Austria and Sweden in an era of global structural change
18(35)
The processes of globalisation
19(8)
The post-war economic and political systems in Austria and Sweden
27(9)
The impact of the processes of globalisation on Austria and Sweden
36(11)
Globalisation and the configuration of social forces in Austria and Sweden
47(5)
Conclusion
52(1)
Social forces and the struggle for application in Austria and Sweden
53(35)
The struggle over the Austrian application to the EU
53(17)
Sweden and social democratic hegemony: the struggle postponed
70(15)
Conclusion
85(3)
The conflict over the EU referenda in Austria and Sweden
88(34)
From the EEA via Maastricht and membership negotiations to the referenda
88(7)
The referendum struggle in Austria
95(7)
A debate at last: social forces mobilise in Sweden
102(13)
The referendum campaign
115(5)
Conclusion
120(2)
Austria's and Sweden's accession to the EU and the changing security structure
122(16)
Neo-realism, neutral states and the end of the Cold War
122(1)
Austria: the silent redefinition of neutrality
123(7)
Sweden: neutrality redefined as non-alignment
130(6)
Conclusion
136(2)
The future enlargement of the EU towards Central and Eastern Europe
138(15)
A neo-Gramscian perspective on future EU enlargements
138(2)
Globalisation and the transformation of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary
140(8)
Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the question of EU membership
148(5)
Conclusions: globalisation, EU enlargement and the limits of neo-liberalism
153(12)
A neo-Gramscian perspective as an alternative approach to European integration
153(3)
Social forces behind the Austrian and Swedish accession to the EU
156(2)
The possibilities for a counter neo-liberal project
158(7)
Notes 165(4)
Bibliography 169(23)
Index 192

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