This book presents an analysis of the transnational social forces in the making of a new European socio-economic order that emerged out of the European integration process during the 1980s and 1990s. Arguing that the political economy of European integration must be put within the context of a changing global capitalism, Van Apeldoorn examines how European change is linked to global change and how transnational actors mediate these changes.

chapter |7 pages


chapter |3 pages

The plan of this book

chapter 1|36 pages

Theoretical perspective

Social forces and the struggle over European order

part 2|1 pages

Global restructuring, transnational capitalism and rival projects for European order

chapter |18 pages

Global structural change

chapter |14 pages

The relaunching of Europe

part 3|1 pages

The European Roundtable

chapter |31 pages

The formation of the ERT

part 4|2 pages

The Roundtable’s changing strategic project and the transnational struggle over European order