Transnational Capitalism and the Struggle over European Integration Bastiaan van Apeldoorn

Transnational Capitalism and the Struggle over European Integration Bastiaan van Apeldoorn Historical Materialism , volume 13:3 (263–284) © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Financial Times columnist Gerard Baker is most clear about this: ‘Even if the transatlantic brickbats of the last year are replaced with bouquets and billets-doux, how America views a single Europe will never be the same again. A Europe united under its traditional Franco-German leadership would have been a catastrophe for US political and military ambitions in the last year. Now, as Europe concludes its deliberations on a constitution and the role of a common foreign and security policy within it, the US can no longer be a sympathetic observer ’, Baker 2003. This is reflected by the recent activities of groups like the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, which are openly collaborating with British Eurosceptics in order to address the perceived threat to ‘vital American strategic interests’ posed by the proposed European constitution and the loss of an ‘independent’ British foreign policy entailed by a common European foreign policy. See Studemann 2004. Transnational Capitalism and the Struggle over European Integration B ASTIAAN VAN A PELDOORN London: Routledge, 2002 Reviewed by M ICHAEL K EANEY The events of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Historical Materialism Brill

Transnational Capitalism and the Struggle over European Integration Bastiaan van Apeldoorn

Historical Materialism, Volume 13 (3): 263 – Jan 1, 2005

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Historical Materialism , volume 13:3 (263–284) © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Financial Times columnist Gerard Baker is most clear about this: ‘Even if the transatlantic brickbats of the last year are replaced with bouquets and billets-doux, how America views a single Europe will never be the same again. A Europe united under its traditional Franco-German leadership would have been a catastrophe for US political and military ambitions in the last year. Now, as Europe concludes its deliberations on a constitution and the role of a common foreign and security policy within it, the US can no longer be a sympathetic observer ’, Baker 2003. This is reflected by the recent activities of groups like the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, which are openly collaborating with British Eurosceptics in order to address the perceived threat to ‘vital American strategic interests’ posed by the proposed European constitution and the loss of an ‘independent’ British foreign policy entailed by a common European foreign policy. See Studemann 2004. Transnational Capitalism and the Struggle over European Integration B ASTIAAN VAN A PELDOORN London: Routledge, 2002 Reviewed by M ICHAEL K EANEY The events of

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