European Integration in Social and Historical Perspective: 1850 to the Present

European Integration in Social and Historical Perspective: 1850 to the Present

by Jytte Klausen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847685012

ISBN-13: 9780847685011

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Exploring the social dimensions of state formation and European integration, a respected interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars takes a novel approach to the historical processes of integration. Rather than being led by EU institutions and intergovernmental policy, the contributors argue that integration is primarily influenced by non-state…  See more details below

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Exploring the social dimensions of state formation and European integration, a respected interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars takes a novel approach to the historical processes of integration. Rather than being led by EU institutions and intergovernmental policy, the contributors argue that integration is primarily influenced by non-state actors: unions, businesspeople, elites, and immigrants. Exploring the historical roots of integration, they trace contemporary integration efforts back to nineteenth-century social action in response to capitalist development. As today, it was a time when internationalism - both that of workers and capitalists - sustained international cooperation and attempted to define a social dimension to economic development and to set universal standards for welfare. The reemergence of an integrated Europe as an alternative to the system of states produced by the settlements of 1918 and 1945 has provided a new opening for internationalism. The contributors view this as a positive trend, especially as a counterbalance to intensifying conflicts over growth, the distribution of wealth, welfare, and global access to markets and jobs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847685011
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Chronology
1European Integration in a Social and Historical Perspective3
2A Third Lens: Comparing European Integration and State Building23
3Reinterpreting the History of European Integration: Business, Labor, and Social Citizenship in Twentieth-Century Europe51
4Citizenship and Nationality in Nineteenth-Century France71
5Crossing Borders and Building Barriers: Migration, Citizenship, and State Building in Germany85
6Foreign Workers in Western Europe: The "Cheaper Hands" in Historical Perspective103
7Markets, Industrial Relations, and the Law: The United Kingdom and France, 1867-1906127
8From the Warfare State to the Welfare State: Postwar Reconstruction and National Incorporation147
9Markets, States, and Social Citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe171
10European Labor and Transnational Solidarity: Challenges, Pathways, and Barriers195
11Migration in Contemporary Europe: European Integration, Economic Liberalization, and Protection223
12Gender and Europe: National Differences, Resources, and Impediments to the Construction of a Common Interest by European Women249
13An Afterword: European Union at the End of the Century267
Bibliography277
Index311
About the Authors321

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