Choice for Europe by Andrew Moravcsik
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Choice for Europe
By Andrew Moravcsik

The Choice for Europe

Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht

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Choice for Europe by Andrew Moravcsik

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The creation of the European Union arguably ranks among the most extraordinary achievements in modern world politics. Observers disagree, however, about the reasons why European governments have chosen to co- ordinate core economic policies and surrender sovereign perogatives. This text analyzes the history of the region's movement toward economic and political union. Do these unifying steps demonstrate the pre-eminence of national security concerns, the power of federalist ideals, the skill of political entrepreneurs like Jean Monnet and Jacques Delors, or the triumph of technocratic planning? Moravcsik rejects such views. Economic interdependence has been, he maintains, the primary force compelling these democracies to move in this surprising direction. Politicians rationally pursued national economic advantage through the exploitation of asymmetrical interdependence and the manipulation of institutional commitments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857281927
ISBN-10: 1857281926
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 532
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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