The Business of Europe is Politics

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An investigation into the particular nature of the European cocktail of business and politics, explaining how this affects both trade and relations between, for example, continental Europe and the UK, Europe and the US, and Russia and Asia. Dr Chorafas explains and critiques Europe's conflicting aims and what he describes as its wanting business plan. The book features case studies to illustrate the consequences for business of the deficiencies identified.

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'With its mix of rigorously researched background and forthright argument, this timely book will satisfy those academics with an interest in the isues addressed and will also serve as a planning tool for business leaders and government executives trying to determine what they can do at enterprise level. The challenge is to survive and prosper in an environment where "business is politics."' - Christos Ladias, SEEJE (South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566091513
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Pages: 424

Table of Contents

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1 Beyond the European Union's Fiftieth Birthday 3

2 Britain, America, Russia and the EU 33

3 The Business of Europe is Politics 63

4 Declinisme in the EU: A Case Study on France 91


5 Politicians, Managers and Parliamentarians of the EU 119

6 The EU's Constitution and Constitutional Referendums 149

7 Perils of the EU's Enlargement 177


8 Business Opportunity? Take it or Leave it 209

9 The European Union's Economic Nationalism 237

10 Case Studies on Economic Nationalism 263

11 The European Aeronautics Defence and Space Industrial Giant 291


12 Useful as Feathers on a Fish 323

13 Energy Supplies and New Alliances 357

Epilogue: The 2010 Greek Financial Drama 387

Index 403

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