Quotation Becker, Joachim, Weissenbacher, Rudy, Jäger, Johannes. 2021. Uneven development in the EU: Processes of core-periphery relations. In: The Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies, Hrsg. Bigo, Didier, Diez, Thomas, Fanoulis, Evangelos, Rosamomd, Ben, Stivachtis, Yannis A. 224-238. London/New York: Routledge.


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The tale of cohesion and convergence constitutes an important element of the legend of European integration in Western Europe after World War II. This chapter looks at the real structures behind the EU integration narrative of cohesion and convergence from the point of view of critical political economy. It argues that it is uneven development rather than cohesion and convergence that reflects the structural imbalances that seem to have haunted the EU from the early days. The chapter distinguishes different types of accumulation regimes in both EU core and (semi-)periphery which entail different configurations of asymmetric relations between EU core and (semi-)peripheral economies. The countries in the different sub-groups of core and (semi-)periphery have followed different though interlinked trajectories in the post-crisis period. The Mediterranean growth model that had relied on high capital inflows in the pre-crisis years, could not be continued in the wake of the crisis.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Uneven development in the EU: Processes of core-periphery relations
Title of whole publication The Routledge Handbook of Critical European Studies
Editor Bigo, Didier, Diez, Thomas, Fanoulis, Evangelos, Rosamomd, Ben, Stivachtis, Yannis A.
Page from 224
Page to 238
Location London/New York
Publisher Routledge
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/uneven-development-eu-joachim-becker-rudy-weissenbacher-johannes-j%C3%A4ger/e/10.4324/9780429491306-16
ISBN 9780429491306
Open Access N

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Becker, Joachim (Details)
Weissenbacher, Rudy (Details)
Jäger, Johannes (Former researcher)
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Department of Economics (Kubin) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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