State- and Regulation-Theoretical Perspectives on the European Union and the Failure of the Lisbon Agenda

This contribution adopts a dual state- and regulation-theoretical approach to analyze the European Union as an emerging political system and its role in capital accumulation. It does so in three respects. First, in state-theoretical terms, I reject the two main rival descriptions of the EU in the 1980s and 1990s as a supranational state or a site of interstate struggles and propose a third interpretation.

Narratives of Crisis and Crisis Response: Perspectives from North and South

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Narratives of crisis and crisis response: perspectives from North and South’, in P. Utting, S. Razavi, and R.V. Buchholz, eds, The Global Crisis and Transformative Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 23-42, 2012.   Introduction This chapter explores attempts by different social…

The World Market, Variegated Capitalism, and the Crisis of European Integration

 This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘The world market, variegated capitalism, and the crisis of European integration’, in P. Nousios, H. Overbeek, and A. Tsolakis, eds, Globalisation and European Integration: Critical Approaches to Regional Order and International Relations, London: Routledge, 91-111, 2012. This chapter critiques world…

Avoiding Traps, Rescaling States, Governing Europe

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Avoiding traps, rescaling the state, governing Europe‘, in R. Keil and R. Mahon, eds, Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 87-104, 2009. *** Lively debates over the future of the state resurfaced…

Multilevel Governance and Multilevel Metagovernance

Changes in the EU as Integral Moments in the Transformation and Reorientation of Contemporary Statehood   This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here: ‘Multi-level governance and multi-level meta-governance’, in I. Bache and M. Flinders, eds, Multi-Level Governance, Oxford: OUP, 49-74, 2004. *** This chapter develops a strategic-relational…

Changes in Welfare Regimes and the Search for Flexibility and Employability

This on-line version is the pre-copyedited, preprint version. The published version can be found here:  ‘Changes in welfare regimes and the search for flexibility and employability’, in H. Overbeek, ed., The Political Economy of European Unemployment: European Integration and the Transnationalization of the Employment Question, London: Routledge, 29-50, 2003. ***   This chapter argues that…