Rejecting the Constitution or the Market? Where does the Popular Resistance to European Integration Come From?

Other Titles
Abstract
The French non in the referendum on the Constitutional Treaty in 2005 has brought the train of European integration to an unexpected stop. The rejection of the Constitution testifies to a gap between elite enthusiasm for further European integration and popular disenchantment that originated long before the referendums on the Constitutional Treaty. Why does European integration increasingly confront popular resistance? The answer given to this question relates not primarily to the economic payoffs and costs of European integration but rather to the normative implications of market liberalization. I argue, primarily with reference to France, that popular disenchantment and resistance reflect fears from ongoing economic changes which lead to a more and more direct exposure of people to market forces that escape political control.
Journal / Series
Volume & Issue
Description
Part Two of the Constitution Trilogy
Sponsorship
Date Issued
2007-08
Publisher
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Keywords
European Union; France; Constitutional Treaty; Resistance; Market Liberalization
Location
Effective Date
Expiration Date
Sector
Employer
Union
Union Local
NAICS
Number of Workers
Committee Chair
Committee Co-Chair
Committee Member
Degree Discipline
Degree Name
Degree Level
Related Version
Related DOI
Related To
Related Part
Based on Related Item
Has Other Format(s)
Part of Related Item
Related To
Related Publication(s)
Link(s) to Related Publication(s)
References
Link(s) to Reference(s)
Previously Published As
Government Document
ISBN
ISMN
ISSN
Other Identifiers
Rights
Rights URI
Types
report
Accessibility Feature
Accessibility Hazard
Accessibility Summary
Link(s) to Catalog Record