What Makes the EU Viable? European integration in the light of the antebellum US experience
Title: What Makes the EU Viable? European integration in the light of the antebellum US experience
Author: GLENCROSS, Andrew
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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.
Table of Contents:
--List of Tables --Acknowledgements xi --Introduction: Questioning What Makes the EU Viable 1 (6) --The Problem of Viability in a Compound Polity --Developing an Analogical Comparison between the EU and the Antebellum US Republic --Comparing How the Rules of the Game are Contested --The Struggle to Maintain a Compound System: Creating and Contesting the Rules of the Game in European Integration --Contrasting and Explaining the Viability of Two Compound Systems --The Future Evolution of the EU Compound Polity: The Obstacles to Voluntary Centralization --Conclusion: Implications for EU Studies and the Debate over the Future of Integration 182 (2) --Applying the insights of this study 184 (5) --Notes 189 (17) --Bibliography 206 (18) --Index