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      The European Neoliberal Order and the Eurocrisis: Blame it all on Germany?

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            This article reads the current Eurocrisis going far beyond the classical linear explanations of the dualism between an imperialist core and a victimised periphery. Instead, it mobilises the concepts of social capital and of global imperialist chain to demonstrate the continuum between the agendas of the dominant classes in both the core and the periphery and the use of intergovernmental regional organisations as privileged tools for their strategies of exposing national capitals to international competition. Seen from this point of view, the current Eurocrisis is something far more complex than a mere exercise of domination of a major power (Germany, in this case) over peripheral economies: it is part of a strategy of redesigning the traditional model of welfare state, in which the Euro and the European Monetary Union work as dispositives of an hegemonic approach useful for the national bourgeoisies of the entire European space.

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            Journal
            10.13169
            worlrevipoliecon
            World Review of Political Economy
            Pluto Journals
            2042891X
            20428928
            Fall 2016
            : 7
            : 3
            : 363-381
            Article
            worlrevipoliecon.7.3.0363
            10.13169/worlrevipoliecon.7.3.0363
            57d14a69-c8ff-4d87-8bd2-49725f283898
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            Political economics
            global imperialist chain,new regionalism,social capital,Eurocrisis

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