Restructuring Europe: Centre formation, system building and political structuring between the nation-state and the European Union

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dc.contributor.author BARTOLINI, Stefano
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-20T13:25:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-20T13:25:22Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Oxford/New York, Oxford University Press, 2005 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780199286430
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/23882
dc.description.abstract This latest work by one of the Europe's foremost political scientists presents a radically new theory of European integration. Focusing on the historical configuration of the European nation-states, Bartolini traces the trajectories of modern-day European integration, situating it as a new historical phase in the development of Europe. This book answers key issues, such as: Is the EU an attempt at state formation? Is it an attempt at centre formation without nation building? Is it a proces of centre formation without democratization? en
dc.description.tableofcontents A Theory of Exit Options, Boundary Building, and Political Structuring 1 (55) Introduction 1 (3) Exit 4 (8) Boundary 12 (12) Hierarchy and centre formation 24 (7) Loyalty and system building 31 (5) Voice and political structuring 36 (11) Exit/entry, boundary building and political structuring 47 (6) Conclusions: the micro-macro framework 53 (3) Structuring Europe: the Experience of the `Nation-State' 56 (60) Introduction: large-scale territorial differentiation and retrenchment 56 (4) State building (Force-coercion) 60 (11) Capitalism development (Economy) 71 (10) Nation building (Cultural retrenchment/expansion) 81 (8) Democratization 89 (15) Social sharing 104 (5) Conclusions: the political structuring of the European nation-state 109 (7) Centre Formation in the European Union 116 (61) The historical constellation 116 (6) Centre formation 122 (5) Territorial expansion and weak territoriality 127 (5) Competence accretion 132 (4) Bureaucratic development 136 (5) Centrally administered legal system 141 (7) Competence distribution 148 (12) Unusual `constitutionalization' 160 (5) Uncertain legitimation 165 (10) Conclusions 175 (2) The Political Production of EU: Boundary Building and Boundary Removing 177 (71) Introduction: negative and positive integration versus boundary building and removing 177 (2) The economic boundary 179 (20) The coercion boundary 199 (12) System building: cultural identity, political rights and social sharing 211 (30) Conclusions: the boundary configuration of the EU 241 (7) Political Structuring in Loosely Bounded Territories: Territorial and Corporate Structures 248 (61) Introduction: three structures of political representation: territorial, corporate, and electoral 248 (4) Centre--periphery structures 252 (29) Corporate Structures 281 (28) Electoral Representation in Loosely Bounded Territories: Mass Politics in the EU? 309 (54) The background of electoral instability and the impact of European integration 310 (11) National parties' attitudes toward the EU: `geopolitical', `partisan', `genetic' and `institutional' models 321 (5) The multilevel party system 326 (14) Europarties and the mass public 340 (14) Conclusions: electoral representation between national and European arenas 354 (9) Restructuring Europe 363 (50) European integration in historical perspective: the sixth developmental process of the European nation-state 363 (13) European integration in analytical perspective: the macro and micro consequences of boundary transcendence 376 (4) The political destructuring of the nation-state 380 (6) Political restructuring of the Union? 386 (19) Conclusions: democratizing without political structuring? 405 (8) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.title Restructuring Europe: Centre formation, system building and political structuring between the nation-state and the European Union en
dc.type Book en


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