Twisted paths to European integration: comparing agriculture and transport policies in a transnational perspective

Patel, Kiran Klaus and Schot, Johan (2011) Twisted paths to European integration: comparing agriculture and transport policies in a transnational perspective. Contemporary European History, 20 (4). pp. 383-403. ISSN 0960-7773

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Abstract

Taking the comparison of agricultural and transport policies as an example, this article argues for a new way of writing European integration history. It goes beyond the state-centric confines of the diplomatic history which has dominated the field so far and challenges the teleologies in most accounts. Instead, it argues for the need to take into account long-term perspectives as well as the role of transnational actors with a more contingent narrative. Moreover, it demonstrates that the availability of alternative inter- and transnational regimes can be decisive for the trajectory of integration within EC/EU parameters.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Janet Snow
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 07:21
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 07:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50536
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