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Unequal Europe: Regional Integration and the Rise of European Inequality

Jason Beckfield


The Euro-crisis of 2009–2012 and the UK’s 2016 vote to leave the EU vividly demonstrated that EU policies matter for the distribution of resources within and between European nation-states. Throughout these events, distributive conflicts between the European Union’s winners and losers intensified, and continue today. This book places these events into a broader historical, sociological, and economic perspective by analyzing how European integration has reshaped the distribution of income across the households of Europe. The motivating question is: who wins and who loses from European integrati ... More

Keywords: Euro-crisis, European Union, European integration, Single European Act, policymakers, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190494254
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190494254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Beckfield, author
Harvard University