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European integration as an elite process : the failure of a dream?

Max Haller (Author)
Max Haller's impressive book presents an analysis of the process of European integration which keeps the relation between élites and citizens at the forefront. A timely and original read, this book will be a useful addition to the library of any political sociologist, political scientist or scholar of European integration.
Print Book, English, 2008
Routledge, New York, 2008
1 v. (XXIX-431 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780415403900, 0415403901
1. Living in Two Different Worlds? The Increasing Split Between Elites and Citizens about European Integration 2. European Integration as an Elite Process: Theoretical Approach 3. The Political Elites: How Integration Has Opened Up a Wide Field of New Political Careers 4. The Economic Elites: Between Global Capitalism and European (Neo-) Corporatism 5. The Eurocracy: The Irresistible Growth of a New and Powerful Supranational Bureaucratic Elite 6. One Union or Many? Divergent Views of Integration in the Different EU Member States 7. The Dream of Europe: Intellectual Ideas of Integration and their “Realization” 8. The EU as a “Community of Law": Proposals for Strengthening its Social and Democratic Character.
Bibliogr. p. 375-407