Playing Second Fiddle? Contending Visions of Europe´s Development

Bo Petersson (Editor), Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke (Editor)

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    This book poses the inconvenient question whether he European Union has become a secondary actor on the global arena, or whether it has perhaps for a long time already been playing second fiddle without wishing to admit it. What indicators would today, after a prolonged economic and socio-political crisis in the Eurozone, imply that the EU can challenge the United States, China, or for that matter Russia, and take a position as a true global powerhouse? Has the train already left the station for what is still a very unique experiment, the European Union? Four different visions of Europes’s future are discussed in the book, namely, Europe as a promise, a bogeyman, a contested ideal and an anachronism. The book features contributions by ten scholars representing six European countries and displays a careful blend of well established and junior academic writers in the field.
    Translated title of the contributionPlaying Second Fiddle?: Contending Visions of Europe´s Future Development
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationMalmö
    Number of pages215
    ISBN (Print)9789187439124
    Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2015

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