Table of contents for Europe as empire : the nature of the enlarged European Union / Jan Zielonka.

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Introduction: the neo-medieval paradigm                   1
Genesis of the book                                       2
Unidentified political object                             4
Should Europe become a state?                              7
The neo-medieval alternative                              9
Two types of empire                                       11
Uses and abuses of models                                14
Structure of the book                                    20
1. Return to Europe                                         23
Assessing Eastern European progress                      25
Market reforms and social peace                          29
Constitutional liberalism or praetorianism?              33
Flash points that never flashed                          34
Comparison with other post-Communist states              36
Conclusions                                              42
2. European power politics                                  44
The purpose of accession                                 49
Imperial design and the process of accession             54
Benign empire in action                                  57
Agents behind the accession                              59
Conclusions                                              63
3. Diversity and adaptation                                 65
Diversity and European integration                       67
Diversity and European institutions                      71
Economic 'fault lines' in the enlarged EU                74
Diversity in democracy and political culture             78
The American bias                                        83
Conclusions                                              88
4. Economic governance                                      91
The challenge of internal cohesion                       94
The global competition challenge                        100
The cross-border interdependence challenge              105
Conclusions                                             115
5. Democratic governance                                   117
Governance structure                                    120
Majoritarianism versus constitutionalism                125
Public space and democratic culture                     133
Conclusions                                             137
6. Governance beyond borders                               140
The EU as an international actor                        143
The emerging international system in Europe             150
Competing universalistic claims: EU versus United States  156
Conclusions                                             162
Conclusions: implications of neo-medievalism            164
What makes Europe neo-medieval                          166
Integration through enlargement                         171
Governing the neo-medieval Europe                       176
Legitimacy in the neo-medieval Europe                   182
Participation, representation, and contestation         186
The case for optimism                                   189

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: European Union, European federation, Europe Economic integration, European Union countries Politics and government, Europe Politics and government 1989-