The political economy of competitiveness and continuous adjustment in EU meta-governance.

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Nunn, Alex and Beeckmans, Paul 2015. The political economy of competitiveness and continuous adjustment in EU meta-governance. International Journal of Public Administration. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2015.1028645
AuthorsNunn, Alex and Beeckmans, Paul
Abstract

This article asserts that attempts to resolve the crisis through recent changes in European meta-governance are just the latest phase in a project to secure “continual adjustment” in European societies to the systemic demands of competitiveness. The structural pressures experienced at the scale of European societies are located in the process and scale of world market integration. This New Materialist scalar-relational approach sees adjustment to the systemic demands of competitiveness as likely to continue into the future and suggests that the scope for alternative more Keynesian programs of reform through EU meta-governance is highly constrained.

KeywordsCompetitiveness; European Union; Proletarianization; Governance
Year2015
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN01900692
15324265
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2015.1028645
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622088
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Publication dates23 Oct 2015
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