The Core-Periphery Divide in the European Union. A Dependency Perspective

Publication: Book/Editorship/ReportBook (monograph)


This book revisits the forgotten history of the 'European Dependency School' in the 1970s and 1980s, explores core-periphery relations in the European integration process and the crises of the contemporary European Union from a dependency perspective, and draws lessons for alternative development paths.

Was disintegration of the European Union foretold? With the benefit of hindsight, the critical analysis of the European integration process by researchers from the 'European Dependency School' is most timely. The current framework of the European Union seems to be haunted by issues that had been very familiar to the researchers of the 'European Dependency School', such as a lack of a common and balanced industrial policy. How do the situations compare? What lessons can be learnt for alternative development policies in contemporary Europe?

Weissenbacher tackles these issues, which are of relevance to all interested in political economy, political science, development studies and regional development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-28210-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 506007 International relations
  • 506004 European integration
  • 506003 Development policy
  • 502027 Political economy
  • 507014 Regional development
  • 507026 Economic geography
  • 507016 Regional economy
  • 509
  • 502049 Economic history

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