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The EU's Government of Industries: Markets, institutions and politics

Bernard Jullien Andy Smith 1
1 UMR5116
CED - Centre Émile Durkheim
Abstract : To what extent is business activity governed at a European scale? Since the advent of the recent economic crisis, the EU's choices about the euro, debt ratios and interest rates have caught the headlines and highlighted the importance of EU decision-making arenas. However, these macro-economic events actually tell us only part of the story about the extent to which business activity is now governed at a European scale. Based upon original research on four manufactured or processed goods industries (cars, wine, pharmaceuticals and aquaculture), and driven by theory that is constructivist, institutionalist and sociological, this book sets out to analyse just what Europe governs, by whom and why. In doing so, it reveals three recurrent features of the European government of industries: its omnipresence, its incompleteness and its de-politicization.
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Bernard Jullien, Andy Smith. The EU's Government of Industries: Markets, institutions and politics. Londres, New York, Routledge, 266 p., 2014, 978-1-138-78676-9. ⟨halshs-01010842⟩



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