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Political economy and the study of Britain and European integration: a global-national perspective

Gifford, Chris (2007) Political economy and the study of Britain and European integration: a global-national perspective. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 9 (3). pp. 461-476. ISSN 13691481

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    Abstract

    An extensive range of evidence and analysis has been employed to understand the complex
    relationship between Britain and the process of European integration. This article builds on a body
    of work within the study of European integration that examines British economic interests in
    European policy-making. However, I show that a comprehensive explanation of this relationship
    requires the application of a politico-economic analysis on national articulations of global and
    transnational processes. It is, I propose, Britain’s distinctive insertion into the global economy that
    enables us to understand and explain Britain’s problematic relationship to the processes of European
    integration. This is explored through an analytic narrative of Britain’s historical relationship
    to the process of European integration. From a broad comparative perspective, I emphasise the
    exceptional character of Britain’s globalised political economy.

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    Additional Information: UoA 39 (Politics and International Studies) © 2006 The Author. Journal compilation © 2006 Political Studies Association
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Academy for British and Irish Studies
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    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 11:13
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