Quotation Weissenbacher, Rudy. 2019. The Core-Periphery Divide in the European Union. A Dependency Perspective. London: Palgrave Macmillan.




This book revisits the forgotten history of the 'European Dependency School' in the 1970s and 1980s, explores core-periphery relations in the European integration process and the crises of the contemporary European Union from a dependency perspective, and draws lessons for alternative development paths. Was disintegration of the European Union foretold? With the benefit of hindsight, the critical analysis of the European integration process by researchers from the 'European Dependency School' is most timely. The current framework of the European Union seems to be haunted by issues that had been very familiar to the researchers of the 'European Dependency School', such as a lack of a common and balanced industrial policy. How do the situations compare? What lessons can be learnt for alternative development policies in contemporary Europe? Weissenbacher tackles these issues, which are of relevance to all interested in political economy, political science, development studies and regional development.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Book (monograph)
Language English
Title The Core-Periphery Divide in the European Union. A Dependency Perspective
Location London
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year 2019
URL https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-28211-0
ISBN 978-3-030-28210-3
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Weissenbacher, Rudy (Details)
Department of Economics (Kubin) (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5000 Social Sciences (Details)
5105 International relations (Details)
5115 European integration (Details)
5119 Development policy (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5915 Economic geography (Details)
6521 Economic history (Details)
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