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1 WELFARE POLICY: the dynamics of European integration Allan Cochrane and Kevin Doogan In the current period the pro«:ess of European integration is beset with major political and economic difficulties and consequently any discussion of change in European welfare regimes must proceed cautiously. In this vein this article sets out an editorial context for this special issue of Policy and Politics, It outlines key factors that constitute the dynamics of European welfare change, exploring constraints and suggesting possible outcomes. On the one hand economic and

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RESEARCH Is homo oeconomicus an extinct species, and does it matter for EUropean integration? Attitudes towards free trade and populism Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak, b.gawronska@lazarski.edu.pl Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland The latest Nobel Prize winner in economics, Richard Thaler, was rewarded ‘for his contributions to behavioural economics’. Thaler and Sustain claim that there are ‘nudges’, not pure rationality, that drive people decision-making processes. A 2017 CEPR report reveals that economic factors do matter with regards to trust in the political

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Militant opposition to free trade is not new. It first emerged on a significant scale in 1999, on the occasion of the Seattle protests around the WTO Ministerial Conference. At the time, European integration was not a primary target, and protesters were a minority with little hope of influencing the political agenda. Things have since changed: during the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), formally halted in late 2016 after trade-sceptic Donald Trump became President-elect, mobilisation against free trade and its alleged

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261 Part 3 European integration and European society in the making

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17 TWO The concept of solidarity in the European integration discourse Józef Niżnik This chapter is devoted to the concept of solidarity and its role in European integration discourse. I deliberately use the phrase ‘European integration discourse’ rather than ‘discourse about the European Union’, and the reasons for this will become clear once the meaning of the term has been explained. After initial conceptual analysis focused on a general meaning of the concept of solidarity and its possible divergences, I clarify my understanding of a discourse

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groups of all kinds have also advanced their cause by appeal to self-determination ( Hilpold, 2017 ). But what does it mean and what is it really capable of achieving? Is liberal democracy and European integration really in peril? The idea of self-determination in nationalist movements generally rests on the idea of an external source of domination that had to be removed, often by violence and at any cost. In this chapter, which is concerned with secessionist expressions of self-determination, I argue that the idea of self-determination today has lost the meaning it

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143 NINE European integration and its implications for policy making in the 21st century Iain Begg In the last 40 years, European integration has significantly changed the institutional and political context of policy making. Eurosceptics might deplore the seemingly inexorable accretion of power by ‘Brussels’, while Europhiles argue for closer integration, but there are few areas of policy untouched by ‘Europe’. In contemplating policy making in the 21st century, therefore, the constraints and opportunities resulting from European Union (EU)1 membership and the

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and 21% for Japan) and higher than FVA in developing economies (28% en masse). However, according to UNCTAD (2018: 40), such a distinguished position in the FVA ranking may largely be explained by advanced European integration processes including markets and shared institutional settings, which encourages and supports the rise of strong regional value chains. The EU, with Belgium and the Netherlands in top positions, is at the same time leader of the GVC participation rate 2 ranking (60%), above the United States (46%), Japan (48%) and developing economies (56

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93 Global Discourse • vol 9 • no 1 • 93–107 © Bristol University Press 2019 • Online ISSN 2043-7897 https://doi.org/10.1332/204378918X15453934505987 Themed Issue: The Limits of EUrope: Identities, Spaces, Values Part II: Limits to European Identity and Memory RESEARCH What does self-determination mean today? The resurgence of nationalism and European integration in question Gerard Delanty, g.delanty@sussex.ac.uk University of Sussex, UK The paradox of nationalism today in Europe is that while there is ever more demand and opportunities for nationalism it

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REPLY The decline of ‘homo oeconomicus’ and the crisis of liberal EUropean integration: a response to Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak Federico Ottavio Reho, fr@martenscentre.eu Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies To cite this article: Reho, F.O. (2019) The decline of ‘homo oeconomicus’ and the crisis of liberal EUropean integration: a response to Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak, Global Discourse, vol 9, no 1, 265-68, DOI: 10.1332/204378919X15470487645484 Militant opposition to free trade is not new. It first emerged on a significant scale in 1999, on the occasion of

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