Nov 20 notes pol soc - Nov. 20 European Union Main Features...

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Nov. 20 European Union Main Features 1. Single market, single borders 2. Maastricht Treaty: 1992, agreed to adopt single currency, euro introduced in 1999; Sweden, Britain, denmark opt out 3. Growth and stability pact: caps public debt at 60% of members gdp, budget deficit at 3% of gdp 4. enlargement rebate after 1998 and entry of 10 e. European countries 2004, 2more in 2007 5. inefficient governing institutions 6. new EU constitution proposed in 2004but defeted in dutch and French referendums in 2005 7. constitutional treaty now proposed Multicultural and Globalized Europe -Globalization and outsourcing, advanced post-industrial service economies -Immigrants and asylum seekers abound -Xenophobic parties react: Heider and freedom party in Austria, Blocher and people’s party in Switz., Pym Fortuyn movement in Netherlands, Kjaersgaard and peoples party in Denmark, Le Ren and national front in France, Nat’l party in Britain. -Great expenses of democratic competitions lead to widespread corruption of
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course SOC 320k taught by Professor Higley during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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