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European Integration (1974–2004): towards a Neo-liberal Zone

  • Jörg Huffschmid

Abstract

The course of European integration gradually evolved as it came to concern more and more European countries with different background and history. It started from a communitarian project to ensure peace and prosperity after the Second World War to become a project mainly expressed in terms of market liberalization. This turn was induced by the outbreak of the economic crisis of the 1970s. Soon the release of market forces became the only principle of this union and regional integration was presented as a means to adjust to a more global and marketed world. This chapter shows how this turn came about.

Keywords

European Union Member State Monetary Policy European Integration Gini Coefficient 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Huffschmid
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  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

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