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European Republicanism

Combining Political Theory with Economic Rationale

Authors: Zimmermann, Thilo

  • Provides a critical overview of current theories of European integration
  • Offers a new and refreshing approach to explain European integration
  • Compares existing theories of European integration with the new approach of European Republicanism, to demonstrate how European integration theories could be developed further
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About this book

This book presents European Republicanism as an alternative, refreshing approach to explain European Integration. Current theories of European integration, such as federalism, neo-functionalism and liberal intergovernmentalism are first presented with their strengths and weaknesses. It is then argued that the combination of republican theory with public good theory, the res publica of public goods, could better explain European integration. Public good theory has, however, to be adopted in order to make it applicable to European republicanism. The last part demonstrates how this new framework can influence further academic debates, such as on monetary integration, externalities of a common European market and the driving force of European integration.

In offering a new starting point to explain and legitimize European integration, the author argues that the republican approach allows the inconsistencies of sovereignty and federalism to be bypassed. The book explains how the modelling of economic problems as externalities is a more adequate solution for European integration than modelling economic problems as inter-dependencies. Lastly, it is maintained that as the republican approach does not follow a pure economic logic, there remains space for political considerations and motivations.

In this topical and interdisciplinary book, the author combines many important strings of European integration theory, history, economics and political sciences, which are clearly brought together into a coherent analytical discourse. Its strength is the interdisciplinary interaction between politics and economics, as well as theoretical and practical issues which are of high relevance for public debate in Europe.

This book will be of interest to scholars and students interested in economic integration, as well as history and political philosophy.


About the authors

Thilo Zimmermann studied economics at the University of Cologne and Genoa. Before his PhD at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, he was working at the economic department of the German Embassy in Rome. During his PhD, he spent research periods at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the Écoles Normales Supérieures (Rue d’Ulm and Cachan) in Paris.

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25935-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25934-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Republicanism
Book Subtitle
Combining Political Theory with Economic Rationale
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25935-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25935-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25934-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 296
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
Topics