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

Alex Nunn, Paul Beeckmans

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-939
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

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